Using just the opening sentence and a picture clue, see if you can name these classic books..?

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1. Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him.

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 2. Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.

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3. It was love at first sight.

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4. This is the story of what a woman’s patience can endure, and what a man’s resolution can achieve.

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5. London.

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6. Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.

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7. ‘Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes.’

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8. You better not never tell nobody but God.

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9. There was no hope for him this time: it was the third stroke.

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10. To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth.

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11. I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up.

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12. Mr Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the pop-holes.

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13. A throng of bearded men, in sad-colored garments and gray, steeple-crowned hats, intermixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the door of which was heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes.

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14. I scowl with frustration at myself in the mirror.

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 15. There were four of us – George, and William Samuel Harris, and myself, and Montmorency.

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16. The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home.

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17. ‘Call me Ishmael.’

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