Opening lines of famous novels

Hello. Please let me know your favourite opening lines of a novel. Below are a few I picked out at random.  Michael


“The war in Zagreb began over a pack of cigarettes.”                            — Girl at War by Sara Nović

“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.” 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”     Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

“I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up. I had just gotten over a serious illness that I won’t bother to talk about, except it had something to do with the miserably weary split-up and my feeling that everything was dead.”   On the Road by Jack Kerouac

“Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can’t be sure.”             — The Stranger by Albert Camus

“I was born in the city of Bombay…once upon a time. No, that won’t do, there’s no getting away from the date: I was born in Doctor Narlikar’s Nursing Home on August 15th, 1947. The time matters, too.”

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

“Call me Ishmael. Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.”      Moby Dick by Herman Melville

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