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First Sentences of Famous Novels #2

guess the book title by its first sentence; both classic and modern examples included
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Last updated: January 2, 2022
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It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
1984
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
It was 7 minutes after midnight.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
The Hobbit
Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood.
The Lightning Thief
My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie.
The Lovely Bones
I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space.
Flatland
"Where's Papa going with that ax?" said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.
Charlotte's Web
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Philosopher's Stone