17 Famous First Lines Rewritten for Modern Times

Can you connect with literature written so long ago? Human nature is eternal so literature should always be understandable. Selfies are new but self-love is not.

But perhaps we can compromise with great literature for the millennial generation. Imagine heroes and villains of our past using Tinder to find love and updating Twitter while hunting a terrible whale across the oceans. Jennifer Shaffer of BuzzFeed did so by rewriting the opening lines to 17 great novels for modern times.

-via 22 Words

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