Famous last words: Take our literature quiz!

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A bookend holds bestsellers in place on a bookshelf at The Book Cellar, an independent bookstore in Lincoln Square on February 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

Any author knows that the ending of a book can make or break it. How many books now languish in obscurity because of a weak final sentence or subpar final paragraph? Not any of these! Can you guess which literary work goes with each final line? Take our quiz and find out if you're an expert in literary endings!

1. 'It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better place that I go to than I have ever known.'

'A Tale of Two Cities' by Charles Dickens

'Moby-Dick,' by Herman Mellville

'Of Mice and Men,' by John Steinbeck

'Brave New World,' by Aldous Huxley

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