Novel by Opening Lines

Can you name the these famous novels from their opening lines?

Opening LineBookAuthor
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...Charles Dickens
All children, except one, grow up.J. M. Barrie
It was a pleasure to burn.Ray Bradbury
Call me Ishmael.Herman Melville
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.George Orwell
You better not never tell nobody but God.Alice Walker
Not so long ago, a monster came to the small town of Castle Rock, Maine.Stephen King
He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf stream and he had gone 84 days now without taking a fish.Ernest Hemingway
Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.William Faulkner
124 was spiteful.Toni Morrison
In the week before their departure to Arrakis, when all the final scurrying about had reached a nearly unbearable frenzy, an old crone came Frank Herbert
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.Jane Austen
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.Leo Tolstoy
Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.J.K. Rowling
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...J.D. Salinger
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.F. Scott Fitzgerald
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