The Color Purple
You better not never tell nobody but God。除了上帝，对谁都要守口如瓶，切记。
They shoot the white girl first。他们先开枪打死了那个白人女孩。
Every summer Lin Kong returned to Goose Village to divorce his wife, Shuyu。军医孔林每年夏天都要回农村老家跟妻子淑玉商量一次离婚。
The Catcher in the Rye
J. D. SALINGER，《麦田里的守望者》(1951)
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 Hegemony Consul sat on the balcony of his ebony spaceship and played Rachmaninoff's Prelude
bellowed in the swamps below.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
GABRIEL GARCA MRQUEZ，《百年孤独》(1967)
Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant
afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.
I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960;
and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974.
J. M. COETZEE，《Elizabeth Costello》(2003)
There is first of all the problem of the opening, namely, how to get us from where we are, which is,
as yet, nowhere, to the far bank.
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.
A Tale of Two Cities
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.