100 best first lines from novels

Great list! Here’s No. 2, from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice : “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” And No. 38, from Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five : “This all happened, more or less.” Classic! What’s the list missing? (Ahem, Of Human Bondage ‘s opener?)

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