We often quote great opening lines in literature, those inspired phrases that hook the reader into reading on. But what of the last lines? They are the final word, the parting shot, and authors undoubtedly put as much or more thought into these sentences as they do the first. Here Daniel Grogan offers 294 outstanding examples of great endings—from Don Quixote to How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia—whether they drive home the author's philosophy or entirely shift the gravity of the tale. Each last line or paragraph is accompanied by Grogan's brief profile of the book in question, providing context and illuminating what makes them so memorable.