Great stories stay with us a long time after we read the last page, and close the book. But how many of these famous first lines can you identify? There’s no connection between the books, but all are considered classics in their own right. Post your guesses in the comments below, and let me know how you got on.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York.
Call me Ishmael.
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
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 the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.