Inferno by Dante

'There is no greater sorrow then to recall our times of joy in wretchedness'

Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain

'Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates'

Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies' Delight) by Émile Zola

'He had suddenly become motionless in his turn, his jaw dropping. So much feminine luxury made him blush with pleasure'