20 Best Opening Lines From Novels Quiz Stats

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Opening Line Novel Title % Correct
Call me Ishmael.Moby-Dick
94.2%
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.Pride and Prejudice
82.5%
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.1984
81.9%
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...A Tale of Two Cities
80%
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.Lolita
79.1%
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.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
78.3%
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, and how my parents were occupied...The Catcher in the Rye
75.7%
I am an invisible man.Invisible Man
62.8%
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.Anna Karenina
50.5%
Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.One Hundred Years of Solitude
42.2%
Opening Line Novel Title % Correct
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.David Copperfield
38.9%
Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.The Trial
30.7%
Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy...A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
23.6%
riverrun, 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
22.4%
A screaming comes across the sky.Gravity's Rainbow
18.3%
You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino's new novel, If on a winter's night a traveler.If on a winter's night a traveler
16.7%
The Miss Lonelyhearts of the New York Post-Dispatch (Are you in trouble?—Do-you-need-advice?—Write-to-Miss-Lonelyhearts-and-she-will-help-you) sat at his desk and stared...Miss Lonelyhearts
8.5%
I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me...The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
8.3%
This is the saddest story I have ever heard.The Good Soldier
6.4%
The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.Murphy
2.9%

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