Literary Liaisons, Wily Wordplay

Wily Wordplay – Closing Lines

And so I bid you Adieu for now. With some of the greatest closing lines in literature.

1.“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” – George Orwell, Animal Farm (1945)
2.“He loved Big Brother” – George Orwell, 1984 (1949)
3.”He was soon borne away by the waves, and lost in darkness and distance.” – Frankenstein Mary Shelly
4.“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better place that I go to than I have ever known.”
5.”So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”-The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
6.”It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.”- Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White
7.”This stone is entirely blank. The only thought in cutting it was of the essentials of the grave, and there was no other care than to make this stone long enough and narrow enough to cover a man. No name can be read there.”- Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
8.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 of hate. –Albert Camus, The Stranger
9.“It’s old light, and there’s not much of it. But it’s enough to see by.” –Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye
10.I am thinking of aurochs and angels, the secret of durable pigments, prophetic sonnets, the refuge of art. And this is the only immortality you and I may share, my Lolita. –Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (1955)

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