Books by Opening Line

Can you guess the name of these books by the first words that are written in them?
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Last updated: January 25, 2018
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First Words
In the beginning...
The Bible
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
A Tale of Two Cities
Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air...
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 Philosophers Stone
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way...
Anna Karenina
A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism...
The Communist Manifesto
Call me Ishmael...
Moby Dick
A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hill-side bank and runs deep and green...
Of Mice and Men
First Words
I am an invisible man...
The Invisible Man
He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream...
The Old Man and the Sea
Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies...
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday...
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen...
Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure...
The Stranger
All states, all powers, that have held and hold rule over men have been and are either republics or principalities...
The Prince
Level 65
Jun 22, 2020
Bonus points if anyone can tell me which other book of the Bible you can find the opening words "In the beginning..."
Level 77
Jan 25, 2018
*In the beginning...
Level 65
Jan 25, 2018
Good point
Level 45
Jul 10, 2018
please make more of these they're great
Level 65
Jul 10, 2018
I'm glad you enjoy them, and I will be making more of them.

Just watch out for them because I'll release a new one soon.

Level 51
Feb 18, 2021
Also found in the gospel of John: "In the beginning was the word . . ."
Level 65
Feb 20, 2021
Great job! That was the answer to the bonus question.
Level 65
Feb 20, 2021
The gospel of John is quite unique out of the four gospels, and nicely written as well in my opinion.
Level 84
Apr 23, 2021
Good idea!
Level 76
May 26, 2022
nice quiz! very similar to this one i made. can you accept 'nineteen eighty-four' spelled in words? as that's technically the name of the book
Level 60
May 26, 2022
The entry for Macbeth is incorrect. The quoted lines are the last of Act 1 Scene 1, not the first.