Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
All happy families are happy alike, all unhappy families are unhappy in their own way.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possessing of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-Lee-Ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate of tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity. It was the season of light, it was the season of darkness. It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. We had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way.
The Great Gatsby by f. Scott Fitzgerald
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
The Catcher in the Rye by Jerome David Salinger
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 Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.
Lady Chatterley s Lover by David Herbert Lawrence
Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work; there is now no smooth road into the future; but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.
The Lover by David Herbert Lawrence
One day, I was already old, in the entrance of a public place a man came up to me. He introduced himself and said，“I‘ve known you for years. Everyone says you were beautiful when you were young, but I want to tell you I think you’re more beautiful now than then. Rather than your face as
a young woman, I prefer your face as; it is now. Ravaged."