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Last words in literature

If you knew you were about to meet your maker you’d try and make your last words before you shifted off this mortal coil pretty darn special, eh?

Literary characters are no different – some succeed in reaching some higher state of gravitas; others, well, their last recorded utterances reflect the banality of much of the human condition.

You get to decide which last words are special, and which are not. Herewith, 35 of the most memorable last words in literature.



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