Novel by Opening Lines III

Can you name the famous novels from their opening lines?

Opening LineNovelAuthor
In the castle of Westphalia, belonging to the Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh, lived a youth, whom nature had endowed with the most gentle manners.Voltaire
Here is Edward the Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin.A.A. Milne
It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.Sylvia Plath
A squat gray building of only thirty-four storeys. Over the main entrance the words, 'Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre', and in a shield, the World State's motto...Aldous Huxley
The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest.Joseph Conrad
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.Charles Dickens
All this happened, more or less.Kurt Vonnegut
I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.Edith Wharton
The great fish moved silently through the night water, propelled by short sweeps of its crescent tail.Peter Benchley
The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting.Stephen Crane
Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield...Miguel de Cervantes
In the town, there were two mutes and they were always together.Carson McCullers
I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.Dodie Smith
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.Mark Twain
The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way towards the lagoon.William Golding
On an exceptionally hot evening in early July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge.Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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