Category Archives: Novelists

Ending 12 – from a British novel published in 1811

Willoughby could not hear of her marriage without a pang; and his punishment was soon afterwards complete in the voluntary forgiveness of Mrs. Smith, who, by stating his marriage with a woman of character, as the source of her clemency, … Continue reading

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Ending 11 – from an American novel published in 1939

What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by … Continue reading

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Crime and punishment in Afghanistan

Just finished reading Khaled Hosseini‘s novel The Kite Runner, on which a lot of hype – proudly reproduced on the cover – has been heaped: “Powerful…haunting.” (New York Times Book Review) “Moving and unexpected.” (The Denver Post) “Riveting…unforgettable.” (Newsday) “Evocative…and … Continue reading

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Ending 10 – from a Russian novel published in 1866

He thought of her. He remembered how continually he had tormented her and wounded her heart. He remembered her pale and thin little face. But these recollections scarcely troubled him now; he knew with what infinite love he would now … Continue reading

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Ending 9 – from an American novel published in 1926

Down-stairs we came out through the first-floor dining-room to the street. A waiter went for a taxi. It was hot and bright. Up the street was a little square with trees and grass where there were taxis parked. A taxi … Continue reading

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