Literary First Lines Quiz
Identify the first lines from poems & novels 15 Questions.
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"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again" opens which novel?
Emma by Jane Austen
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
"So we'll go no more a-roving/so late into the night" - which poet wrote these lines?
"Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead" opens which novel?
The Sea, The Sea
"There was no possibility of taking a walk that day" - according to which heroine?
"Who's there?" - which play opens with this line?
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
"If we had but world enough and time/This coyness, lady, were no crime" - which poem?
Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
To His Coy Mistress
"On an evening in the latter part of May a middle aged man was walking" - which novel?
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Crime and Punishment
"The artist is the creator of beautiful things" - which novel's opening line?
The House of Life
The Mill on the Floss
The Picture of Dorian Gray
"Miss Brooke had the kind of beauty thrown into relief by poor dress" - which novel's opening line?
Sense & Sensibility
"My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name being Philip" - which novel's opening line?
New Grub Street
"One need not be Chamber- to be Haunted" - is the opening line of whose poem?
"In Xanadu did Kubla Khan/A stately pleasure dome decree" - which poet's first line?
"You do not do you do not do/Any more, black shoe" - which poet's opening line?
Carol Ann Duffy
"Let us go then, you and I/When the evening is spread out against the sky"- which poem?
The Circus Animals' Desertion
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked" - which poet and poem?
Allen Ginsberg, Howl
Wallace Stevens, Sunday Morning
Frank O'Hara, Ave Maria
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