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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The 10 best closing lines of books –in pictures

 The Observer's list includes closing lines by Fitzgerald, Nabokov, Woolf and others, each accompanied by an illustration and an explanation of what it is that makes the words special. Here is an example:

Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë
“I lingered round them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath, and hare-bells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how any one could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth.” Here – stepping back from the tragedy of Heathcliff and Catherine – the novel displays an acute evocation of Yorkshire combined with memorable poetic grandeur. This note of redemption promises a better future in the union of Cathy and Hareton. 

Via Nag on the Lake

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