Books With The Best Opening Lines

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Rebecca
Love in the Time of Cholera
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
4.4
Rebecca
4.1
Love in the Time of Cholera
4
Anna Karenina
4
The Great Gatsby
3.7
The Go-Between
3.9
A Tale of Two Cities
4
Peter Pan (100th Anniversary Edition)
3.8
Slaughterhouse-five
3.9
The Hobbit
4.4
The Catcher in the Rye
3.9
Lolita
4
Beloved
4
The Stranger
4.1
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
3.9
Jane Eyre
3.9
High-Rise: A Novel
3.5
Catch-22
3.8
The Road
4.1
Pride and Prejudice
4.2
I Capture the Castle
4.2
The Bell Jar
4.2
The Secret History
4.3
Metamorphosis (Legend Classics)
3.7
Murphy
3.5
The Crow Road
4
David Copperfield
4.3