Saturday, 10 April 2010

One liners in literature...

'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife'. So begins Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'. 'Call me Ishmael'. Another famous opening, yet this time Melville's 'Moby Dick'. A first line can define a book before its even started, it can make you want to carry on reading or put the book back on the shelf. Yet surely they are only truly great if you can remember the book from which they came, and so here is a quiz to test your knowledge.

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