Category Archives: Novel endings

A collection of the endings of novels. Visitors are invited to guess the author / work.

Ending 6 – from an American novel published in 1980

… and suddenly realized he had gripped the old man’s wrists as if he were a child. The bones were like dry sticks. He let go and fell back. For some reason the old man did not move but looked … Continue reading

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Ending 5 – from a British novel published in 1850

And now, as I close my task, subduing my desire to linger yet, these faces fade away. But one face, shining on me like a Heavenly light by which I see all other objects, is above them and beyond them … Continue reading

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Ending 4 – from a British novel published in 1908

Helena Bonham-Carter and Julian Sands in the 1986 film based on E. M. Forster‘s novel A Room with a View “It is impossible,” murmured Lucy, and then, remembering the experiences of her own heart, she said: “No – it is … Continue reading

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Ending 3 – from an American novel published in 1934

I’m awful tight, now. I think they give you dope in the grub, so you don’t think about it. I try not to think. Whenever I can make it, I’m out there with Cora, with the sky above us, and … Continue reading

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Ending 2 – from an American novel published in 1977

Yes. There is no other way than yours or mine, true? Yes. One last question – and somehow I know you know the answer. Do you know Anna? Yes. Do you know her well? Yes. Will she join me in … Continue reading

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Ending 1 – from an American novel published in 1925

That evening, the hot breeze languished along the palm-waving ridge where the ashes of Gustaf Sondelius were lost among cinders, and a depression in a garden marked the grave of Leora. That evening, after an unusually gay dinner with Latham … Continue reading

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