First lines of famous novels

The hint is the first line - please add writer and titel of novel
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Call me Ishmael.
Herman Melville,
Moby Dick
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
George Orwell
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfiel kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.
J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield
Mother died today.
Albert Camus
The Stranger
He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.
Ernest Hemingway
Old man and the sea
It was a pleasure to burn.
Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451
It was love at first sight.
Catch 22
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
F.Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for racing.
Miguel de Cervantes
Don Quixote
Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.
James Joyce
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.
Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.
Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird
All children, except one, grow up.
J.M. Barrie
Peter Pan
They’re out there. Black boys in white suits up before me to commit sex acts in the hall and get it mopped up before I can catch them.
Ken Kesey
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.
Stephen King
The Dark Tower
Level 67
May 16, 2014
Ernest Hemingway is misspelled, so is Joseph Heller.
Level 62
May 18, 2014
thanks - changed
Level 64
May 16, 2014
Can you accept "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" for "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"?
Level 62
May 18, 2014
Level 23
Apr 18, 2021
can you add "Austin"