beginnings


Beginnings is here to help you find great Google web fonts among the more than 600 available fonts in the directory. Each section below shows two fonts, used for the title and opening paragraphs of some of my favorite books. Hover over each title or paragraph to get the name of the font, or click to go directly to the Google fonts page. And if you don't fall in love with any fonts, perhaps you will discover an interesting book.

This page was inspired by Chad Mazolla's Beautiful Web Type.

Neuromancer

Alice in Wonderland

CHAPTER 1. Down The Rabbit Hole

Moby Dick

To Kill A Mockingbird

Fahrenheit 451

"It was a pleasure to burn."

DUNE


In the week before their departure to Arrakis, when all the final scurying about had reached a nearly unbearable frenzy, an old crone came to visit the mother of the boy, Paul.

It was a warm night Castle Caladan, and the ancient pile of stone that had served the Atreides family as home for twenty-six generations bore that cooled-sweat feeling it acquired before a change in the weather.

The old woman was let in by the side door down the vaulted passage by Paul's room and she was allowed a moment to peer in at him where he lay in his bed.

By the half-light of a suspensor lamp, dimmed and hanging near the floor, the awakaned boy could bee a bulky female shape at his door, standing one step ahead of his mother.

The old woman was a witch shadow--hair like matter spiderwebs, hooded round darkness of features, eyes like glittering jewels.

"Is he not small for his age, Jessica?" the old woman asked. Her voice wheezed and twanged like an untuned baliset.

Paul's mother answered in her soft contralto: "The Atreides are known to start late getting their growth, Your Reverence."

"So I've heard, so I've heard," wheezed the old woman. "Yet he's already fifteen."

"Yes, Your Reverence."

"He's awake and listening to us," said the old woman. "Sly little rascal." She chuckled. "But royalty has need of slyness. And if he really is the Kwisatz Haderach...well..."