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It is said that IT IS THE FIRST LINE that grabs the reader, holds tight and drags into the literary world. We've selected eight classics and cut out their first sentences - do you recognize them?
Can you guess where does the first line go and put the book quotes in right order?
* Call me Ishmael.
* 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.
* It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
* It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
* Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.
* 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.
* Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
* It was a pleasure to burn.
So how 'classy' are you? And how about your own favorite first lines?