Literature Quiz / Literary Works by First Line

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Can you name the literary works (novels or short stories) by their first line?

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Call me Ishmael.
They’re out there. Black boys in white suits up before me to commit sex acts in the hall and get it mopped up before I can catch them.
All this happened, more or less.
Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene...
As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.
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.
We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
You better not never tell nobody but God.
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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.
It was a pleasure to burn.
When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.
Mama died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don’t know.
Jewel and I come up from the field, following the path in single file.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like...
My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip.
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way towards the lagoon.
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