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Opening Lines

Opening lines of famous books.... 10 Questions.

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'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.' Which book is this from?

  • Persuasion
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Sense and Sensibility


The Browns have become illustrious by the pen of Thackeray and the pencil of Doyle...

  • Paddington Bear
  • David Copperfield
  • Tom Brown's School Days


He came into the world in the middle of a thicket...

  • Bambi
  • Watership Down
  • The Adventures of Brer Rabbit


Truly, when I was very young, way back in the fifties, I believed all of life would be like one long and perfect summer day.

  • To Kill A Mocking Bird
  • Catcher in the Rye
  • Flowers in the Attic


I am ten, and they call me Brat.

  • A Kestral for a Knave (Kes)
  • Whistle Down the Wind
  • Huckleberry Finn


When Farmer Oak smiled, the corners of his mouth spread until they were within an unimportant distance of his ears....

  • Far From the Madding Crowd
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Jude the Obscure


The first place that I can remember well was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it.

  • Bambi
  • Black Beauty
  • Watership Down


There's a guy like me in every state and federal prison in America, I guess - I'm the guy who can get it for you.

  • The Green Mile
  • Green River Rising
  • Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption


If you want to find Cherry Tree Lane all you have to do is ask the Policeman at the cross-roads.

  • Cold Comfort Farm
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Mary Poppins


"Tom!" No answer.

  • Tom Brown's School Days
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Tom Jones