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Call me Ishmael.Herman Melville 1851
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 1813
A screaming comes across the sky.Thomas Pynchon 1973
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.Gabriel García Márquez 1967
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.Vladimir Nabokov 1955
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.Leo Tolstoy 1977
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.George Orwell 1849
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was thCharles Dickens 1859
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 1885
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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 and alJ. D. Salinger 1951
All this happened, more or less.Kurt Vonnegut 1969
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.Ernest Hemingway 1952
It was a pleasure to burn.Ray Bradbury 1953
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 1925
You better not never tell nobody but God.Alice Walker 1982
The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting.Stephen Crane 1985
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 1954
When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitemenJ.R.R. Tolkien 1954

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