If We Tell You the First Line, Can You Tell Us the Name of These Famous Books? 

A bibliophile will ace this in seconds!

Faye Remedios
Created by Faye Remedios
On Jul 29, 2022
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First impressions, they say, last forever. Well, these authors have made history with incredible opening lines that have set the tone for their famous works. These lines are so memorable that you just need to read them to instantly guess which book they belong to. Are you up for this challenge? Try it and see.

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"Call me Ishmael."

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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

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"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

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"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..."

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"Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed."

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"In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since."

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"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

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"He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish."

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"It was love at first sight."

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"Mother died today."

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"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect."

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"'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,' grumbled Jo, lying on the rug."

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"The boy's name was Santiago."

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"Once when I was six years old I saw a magnificent picture in a book, called True Stories from Nature, about the primeval forest."

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"When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow."

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"The summer of 1947 was not like other Indian Summers."

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"We slept in what had once been the gymnasium."

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"You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter."

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"Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting."

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"124 was spiteful."

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"Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for racing."

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"Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress."

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"I have never begun a novel with more misgiving."

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