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Literary Endings 1

From "Call me Ishmael" in "Moby Dick" to "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" in "A Tale of Two Cities" to "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day" in "Jane Eyre", the opening lines of many classic novels have become quite well-known to avid readers. The last lines, though, may not be quite so famous. How many of the following ending sentences can you recognise? All lines come from what are generally accepted as English literary classics. Please note that especially long sentences may have been truncated, and in some cases, if the last line is sufficiently short, the preceding sentence may also be included. Also, because these are the final lines of their respective books, there are possible spoilers.


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#1   "I believe it none the less because that nook is in a Church, and she was weak and erring" is the last line of what Charles Dickens novel?

#2   "But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it. I been there before" are the last two lines of Mark Twain's "Adventures of Tom Sawyer".

#3   "But, in spite of these deficiencies, the wishes, the hopes, the confidence, the predictions of the small band of true friends who witnessed the ceremony, were fully answered in the perfect happiness of the union" is the last line of _____.

#4   "... when the one to whom such unbroken tranquility had been accorded in the adult stage was she whose youth had seemed to teach that happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain" is the last line of what Thomas Hardy novel?

#5   "At that, as if it had been the signal he waited for, Newland Archer got up slowly and walked back alone to his hotel" is the last line of what novel?

#6   "That might be the subject of a new story, but our present story is ended" is the last line of "The Brothers Karamazov" by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

#7   "'Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin' them two guys?'" is the last line of what John Steinbeck work?

#8   "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past" is the last line of what work by Francis Scott Fitzgerald?

#9   "The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which" is the last line of which of the following works?

#10   "He could feel his heart beating against the pine needle floor of the forest" is the last line of what Ernest Hemingway novel?





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