Memorable opening lines from classic books

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Memorable opening lines from classic books

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What are some opening lines of classic books you are familiar with? (please add title and author name when quoting.

My favorite:
't is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
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1801 - I have just returned from a visit to my landlord - the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
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