Here’s how to play…Identify the last lines of these famous novels by telling me what book it’s from. Leave a comment with the # of the last line and the title of the book and I’ll cross it off the list. No Googling, that’s cheating and no fun! If you know them all, please don’t guess every one, maybe five max? Mid week I’ll offer hints if needed.
1 .”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.” (Dickens) A TALE OF TWO CITIES
2. “With the Gardiners, they were always on the most intimate terms. 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.” (Austen) Bermudaonion, Pride and Prejudice by Austen
3. “It’s funny. Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” (Salinger) Bermudaonion, Catcher in the Rye by Salinger
4. “Rest assured, our father, rest assured. The land is not to be sold.’ But over the old man’s head they looked at each other and smiled.” (Buck) THE GOOD EARTH
5. “But I don’t think us feel old at all. And us so happy. Matter of fact, I think this the youngest us ever felt.” (Walker) THE COLOR PURPLE
6. “Oh, my girls, however long you live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this.” Bermudaonion, Little Women by Alcott
7. “Up out of the lampshade, startled by the overhead light, flew a large nocturnal butterfly that began circling the room. The strains of the piano and violin rose up weakly from below.” (Kundera) THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
8. “He turned out the light and went into Jem’s room. He would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning.”Bermudaonion, To Kill A Mockingbird by Lee
9. “After all, tomorrow is another day.”Bermudaonion, Gone With the Wind by Mitchell
10. “She’s never found peace since she left his arms, and never will again till she’s as he is now!” (Hardy) JUDE THE OBSCURE
11. “The sun is but a morning star.” (Thoreau) Jason, Walden by Thoreau
12. “April 27. Old father, old artificer, stand me now and ever in good stead.” (Joyce) A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
I’m a mom and wife who loves books. I also love movies, red wine, and chocolate, although not necessarily in that order. We’ve been in the Cleveland area for thirteen years. I have a wonderful husband who never complains when I bring another book home, new son Gage and two furry kids-Scout the cat and Max the dog.