100 Books With the Best Closing Lines

Stylist Magazine compiled a list of their favourite closing lines, "because, whilst the beginning of a book may get all the glory, it's the ending that really stays with you. A vague last line casts a shadow over the entire novel, whereas a powerful and poignant one will keep you wondering for weeks to come."
Source: stylist.co.uk · Added by RamblingAnna
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
3
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
5
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
6
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
7
The House at Pooh Corner (A.A.Milne)
8
The Time Traveller's Wife
9
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
10
Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
11
Pride and Prejudice
12
P.S. I Love You
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13
1984 (George Orwell)
14
Charlotte's Web
15
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
16
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
17
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
18
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
19
Dracula
20
Where the Wild Things Are
21
The End of the Affair
22
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
24
Wild Swans
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25
Origin of Species
26
Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
27
The Makioka Sisters - Junichiro Tanizaki
28
Crime and Punishment
29
Like Water for Chocolate
30
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
31
Sarah's Key
32
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
33
The Book Thief
34
The Awakening
35
The Beach
36
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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37
Frankenstein
38
Watership Down
39
Rebecca
40
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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