Quiz: First Lines of Classic Novels by ArapahoeKati June 4, 2018 How well do you know these first lines of classic novels? * indicates a required field"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."EmmaPride and PrejudiceSense and Sensibility"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."The Old Man and the SeaA Farewell to ArmsThe Sun Also Rises"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." * Required1984Animal Farm"When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow."Go Set a WatchmanTo Kill a Mockingbird"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."A Tale of Two CitiesGreat ExpectationsDavid Copperfield"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."War and PeaceAnna Karenina"It was a pleasure to burn."Fahrenheit 451Dandelion WineThe Martian Chronicles"There was no possibility of taking a walk that day."VilletteShirleyJane Eyre"All this happened, more or less."Cat's CradleSlaughterhouse-FiveBreakfast of Champions"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."Jamaica InnMy Cousin RachelRebecca"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 all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."Franny and ZooeyThe Catcher in the Rye"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."Love in the Time of CholeraOne Hundred Years of SolitudePhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Close Can you tell me more about this webform submission? The contents of this webform are sent to library staff via email. We recommend that you do not submit confidential information (like your library card number, passwords or credit card information). If you need to share confidential information with library staff, we suggest that you use other channels of communication, such as the telephone.Visit our Privacy Statement, opens in a new window to learn more about how your personal information is handled and protected. This information will be submitted via email. Learn More about sending data over email.