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Some of those great final lines remain markers of our favorite novels, holy relics of our most cherished reading experiences. Others enter into the language, take on a life of their own, and eclipse their source.
Here are 23 final lines that I have never forgotten.
What’s your favorite final line from literature?
Book lovers, we all know the feeling: our eyelids are growing heavy, our mind is getting fuzzy, we can feel the sleep coming. But we can’t go to sleep — not only because we need to keep reading, but also because we’re in the library! We can’t help but wish the library had a bed. Well, this one does!
For those bookish bucket lists!
Patronus, Hogwarts, and Dobby may not be words found in the official Scrabble dictionary, but they are very real to Harry Potter fans. Now there’s finally a board game that lets players win points using the magical vocabulary made famous by the Harry Potter books and movies. SCRABBLE: World of Harry Potter from USAopoly is a new edition of Scrabble that recognizes characters, place names, spells, and potions from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.