First Impressions

October 21, 2005

This week's competition to identify a book from its first sentence is from a work by an Oxford academic who called himself Democritus Junior:

"Gentle Reader, I presume thou wilt be very inquisitive to know what antic or personate actor this is, that so insolently intrudes upon this common theatre to the world's view, arrogating another man's name;..."

* Entries, including postal address, should be sent to First Impressions, The Times Higher , Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX, faxed to 020 7782 3300 or e-mailed to theschat@thes.co.uk

The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is October 24.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Friedrich Hayek's The Road to Serfdom, is Driss Fatih of London.

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