Literature Quiz / Missing Word: Novels' Opening Lines

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Can you name the words missing from the opening lines of these novels?

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Opening LineMissing WordNovel
__, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs. Finnegans Wake
It was a wrong __ that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not. City of Glass
The __ shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new. Murphy
Of all the things that drive men to sea, the most common disaster, I've come to learn, is __. Middle Passage
The cold passed reluctantly from the __, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting. The Red Badge of Courage
__ at a distance have every man's wish on board. Their Eyes Were Watching God
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my __.Lolita
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking __. 1984
Through the __, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting. The Sound and the Fury
It was __ at first sight.Catch-22
Opening LineMissing WordNovel
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a __.Pride and Prejudice
Miss __ had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress. Middlemarch
“To be __ again,” sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, “first you have to die.” The Satanic Verses
It was a __ to burn.Fahrenheit 451
__ this happened, more or less.Slaughterhouse-Five
In my younger and more vulnerable years my __ gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. The Great Gatsby
Call me __.Moby Dick
You better not never tell nobody but __.The Color Purple
__ was spiteful.Beloved
The sky above the port was the color of __, tuned to a dead channel.Neuromancer

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