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July 31, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Endings

Bookish , Jumping on the bandwagon

Today's question:

What are your favourite final sentences from books? Is there a book that you liked specially because of its last sentence? Or a book, perhaps that you didn't like but still remember simply because of the last line?

L.M. Montgomery is really good with endings. Here's Anne of Green Gables:

"'God's in his heaven, all's right with the world,'" whispered Anne softly.

And it's not necessarily the last sentence, but the last seven paragraphs of Anne of Avonlea give me chills every time I read them. Last sentence:

And over the river in purple durance the echoes bided their time.

And again, the last chapter of Anne of the Island. My favorite line isn't quite the last:

"I don't want sunbursts and marble halls. I just want YOU."


The only non-LMM that stands out in my mind (at the moment, at least) is A Tale of Two Cities:

"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."

Posted by Kat at July 31, 2008 11:36 AM

It's been so long since I read any LM Montgomery books. I need to reread them.

Posted by: Confuzzled Books at July 31, 2008 02:40 PM

I'd forgotten how good the Anne of Green Gables was.

Posted by: Sally at July 31, 2008 03:07 PM
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