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

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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.
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.
Jewel and I come up from the field, following the path in single file.
We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.
Call me Ishmael.
It was a pleasure to burn.
Mama died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don’t know.
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.
As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.
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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You better not never tell nobody but God.
All this happened, more or less.
The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way towards the lagoon.
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...
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.
Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene...
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
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.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

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