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Do You Know These Famous First Lines From Great Novels?
by Isadora Teich
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Think you're well-read? Literature is full of fascinating characters, epic events, subtle symbolism and iconic lines. It covers the whole span of human experience, from the joyful to the tragic, from the fantastical to the mundane. It even contains worlds beyond what most could imagine. Many of these great works are not only remembered for the ideas they convey but also how the language within them was used. Some works are just so quotable that they more than stand the test of time, but become a part of our culture. 

Many people often quote or misquote these works, sometimes without even realizing it, because these iconic lines have become a part of our language. Even if you've never read many of these well-known books, there is a good chance you've heard their famous first lines before. When something resonates with people so much that it sticks around for decades, generations or even centuries, it's bound to pop up again and again and again.   

If you are a well-read literature buff with a handle on some of the biggest and most important books ever written, put your knowledge of their opening lines to the test with this very literary quiz!

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