The First Lines of Literature Mug features some of literatures' most famous openings, from "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" to "Call me Ishmael" and 22 more. Beautifully designed and crafted. this First Lines Mug will provide literary inspiration to tackle your day. The ceramic mug holds a generous 16 oz.. It is microwave and dishwasher safe. And to make it a great gift for any writer or book lover, it comes in an attractive gift box.