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QUIZ: Can You Identify the Famous Book By Its First Sentence?

QUIZ: Can You Identify the Famous Book By Its First Sentence?

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How well do you know your opening lines? ("It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” is not on this list, we’re sorry to say. You’re not getting off that easy.)

1. "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

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

3. "Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."

4. "It was love at first sight."

5. "It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York."

6. "All this happened, more or less."

7. "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day."

8. "Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can't be sure."

9. "It was a pleasure to burn."

10. "I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up. I had just gotten over a serious illness that I won’t bother to talk about, except that it had something to do with the miserably weary split-up and my feeling that everything was dead."

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