Literature Quiz / Opening Lines - Debut Novels

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Can you name the debut novels that open with these lines?

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Opening LineNovelAuthor
Hazel Motes sat at a forward angle on the green plush train seat, looking one minute at the window as if he might want to jump out of it, and the next down the aisle...
The sign had appeared overnight.
In the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the army.
Tyler gets me a job as a waiter, after that Tyler's pushing a gun in my mouth and saying, the first step to eternal life is you have to die.
When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.
The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning.
1801 - I have just returned from a visit to my landlord - the solitary neighbor that I shall be troubled with.
Dear Cousin Tassie, Thank you for the lovely postcards.
The family of Dashwood had been long settled in Sussex.
Once upon a time and 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...
Opening LineNovelAuthor
Amory Blaine inherited from his mother every trait, except the stray inexpressible few, that made him worth while.
It was as black in the closet as old blood.
On the 12th of August, 18-- (just three days after my tenth birthday, when I had been given such wonderful presents), I was awakened at seven o'clock in the morning...
It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York.
June 18--, Squire Hawkins sat upon the pyramid of large blocks, called the 'stile,' in front of his house, contemplating the morning.
With a single drop of ink for a mirror, the Egyptian sorcerer undertakes to reveal to any chance comer far-reaching visions of the past.
There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.
In the town there were two mutes, and they were always together.
As the streets that lead from the Strand to the Embankment are very narrow, it is better not to walk down them arm-in-arm.

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