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Book quiz: can you recognize these classic last lines?

Our previous book quiz, which tested your knowledge of first lines in novels, yielded some very high scores. But how well do you know last lines?

Though a book’s opening lines may determine whether or not you take the book home at all, it’s as likely to be the last lines that stick in your memory long after you set the book down: they may tidily tie up events, or make you question instantly if there is a sequel, or see you muttering “Thank goodness that’s over!”, or even leave you hanging hopelessly from the edge of the proverbial cliff.

There’s no question that writing a work’s last lines, just like its first lines, is often a matter of much weight and consideration for the author. Take our interactive quiz to see if you can recognize these classic conclusions.

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