Call Me Ishmael Postcards


Sentence Diagrams of Great Literary Quotes

From Pride and Prejudice to Peter Pan, these postcards feature the opening lines from beloved works of adult and children’s fiction—diagrammed according to the old-school Reed-Kellogg system. The 12 designs repeat for a total of 24 postcards, which are bound in a mini hardcover book, making this a perfect gift for book lovers, college students, writers, and more.

Whether out of classroom nostalgia or curiosity, bibliophiles and grammar geeks of all ages will love how these postcards illuminate the overlap between opening lines and good design. This postcard set features sentences that have been painstakingly dissected and color-coded on the front with a key to the parts of speech on the back and a fun illustration of the author, making this a pictorial celebration of some of the most engaging language in literary history.

The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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