QUIZ: Can You Guess the Classic from its First Sentence?

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Any writer can tell you the first sentence is the hardest to write. As readers, it can be the difference between continuing a book or passing it over. It grips us or bores us, and gives a hint of what we’re in for with the rest of the novel. So we know these sentences are important. But how well can you actually remember them?

"On the 24th of May, 1863, my uncle, Professor Liedenbrock, rushed into his little house, No. 19 Königstrasse, one of the oldest streets in the oldest portion of the city of Hamburg."

Share some choice words with us.