"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” We all know famous lines like these, but can you identify the classic novels they come from?
That one, by the way, is the opener to Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. There’s another Dickens novel in the group below. How many of them can you identify?
Hello, my name is…
“Call me Ishmael.”
An easy one to start. This is one of the best-known opening lines in all of literature, from Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But perhaps that was too easy. OK, no quotes with character names from now on!
More or less
“All this happened, more or less.”
Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse 5 – also called The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death – is an anti-war novel centring on the infamous firebombing of Dresden during WWII.