Last Lines of Novels

1. When they entered, they found hanging upon the wall a splendid portrait of their master as they had last seen him, in all the wonder of his exquisite youth and beauty.

2. It may be that he swept back into the past, and fell among the blood-drinking, hairy savages of the Age of Unpolished Stone; into the abysses of the Cretaceous Sea…

3. One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, “Poo-tee-weet?”

4. ‘Oh Jake,’ Brett said, ‘we could have had such a damned good time together.’

5. 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.

6. ‘You really don’t suppose, do you, that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck, just for your sole benefit?’

7. To do this he had employed every means of conveyance—steamers, railways, carriages, yachts, trading-vessels, sledges, elephants.

8. ‘…but let us cultivate our garden.’

9. 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.

10. It was noticed that his spinal column was crooked, his head seated on his shoulder blades, and that one leg was shorter than the other.

11. ‘I’ll shoot him if you can’t, but either way, we’ve got it to do.’

12. ‘We shall bear down the opposition, we shall sweep it before us – and Chicago will be ours!’

13. Everybody began to leave nice and quiet while I laid there with my glazzies closed, slooshying the lovely music.

14. In this vessel, after a long voyage, I arrived in England the 11th of June, in the year 1687, having been thirty-five years absent.

15. ‘God’s in his heaven, all’s right with the world,’ whispered Anne softly.

16. Although he loved her children and grandchildren dearly, none of the new spiders ever quite took her place in his heart.

17. ‘It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.’

18. For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries.

19. In your rocking chair, by your window, shall you dream such happiness as you may never feel.

20. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

21. “Might I trouble you then to be ready in half an hour, and we can stop at Marcini’s for a little dinner on the way?”

22. Darcy, as well as Elizabeth, really loved them; and they were both ever sensible of the warmest gratitude towards the persons who, by bringing her into Derbyshire, had been the means of uniting them.

23.  Here then, as I lay down the pen and proceed to seal up my confession, I bring the life of that unhappy Henry Jekyll to an end.

24. Later on he will understand how some men so loved her, that they did dare much for her sake.”

25. But since ’tis as ’tis, why, it might have been worse, and I feel my thanks accordingly.”

26. It was the devious-cruising Rachel, that in her retracing search after her missing children, only found another orphan.

27. The knife came down, missing him by inches, and he took off.

28. He loved Big Brother.

29. He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance.

30. Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.


1. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
2. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
3. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
4. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
5. Animal Farm by George Orwell
6. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
7. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
8. Candide by Voltaire
9. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
10. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
11. Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
12. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
13. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
14. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
15. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
16. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
17. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
18. The Stranger by Albert Camus
19. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
20. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
21. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
22. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
23. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
24. Dracula by Bram Stoker
25. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
26. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
27. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
28. 1984 by George Orwell
29. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
30. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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