Quiz: First Lines of Classic Novels by ArapahoeStaff 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."Pride and PrejudiceSense and SensibilityEmma"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."A Farewell to ArmsThe Sun Also RisesThe Old Man and the Sea"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." * RequiredAnimal Farm1984"When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow."To Kill a MockingbirdGo Set a Watchman"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 CitiesDavid CopperfieldGreat Expectations"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."War and PeaceAnna Karenina"It was a pleasure to burn."Dandelion WineThe Martian ChroniclesFahrenheit 451"There was no possibility of taking a walk that day."ShirleyJane EyreVillette"All this happened, more or less."Cat's CradleSlaughterhouse-FiveBreakfast of Champions"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."Jamaica InnRebeccaMy Cousin Rachel"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."The Catcher in the RyeFranny and Zooey"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 SolitudeNameThis 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, opens 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.