In your reading what novel has the most beautiful prose

In your reading, what novel has the most beautiful prose?

For me, beautiful prose is elegant, eloquent, lyrical or all three.
It doesn't have to be rich and thick as Nabokov or Henri Miller wrote, although that's beautiful too.
As with all subjective questions such as these, this is, naturally, a subjective answer.

I have always loved the plot and writing style of Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" written in 1859.
  The two cities are London and Paris and the story is set before and during the French Revolution.
The opening lines are the most memorable.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
There is more information from our friends at   The two cities are London and Paris and the story is set before and during the French Revolution.
The opening lines are the most memorable.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
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