- Publisher: Longman; First Edition edition (1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0582892236
- ISBN-13: 978-0582892231
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,115,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Exit Lines: Famous (and Not-so-famous) Last Words Hardcover – 1986
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Top Customer Reviews
My problem with the work is that it is a bit too English- centered and would have been far more interesting had it broadened its scope.
In this book people die in alphabetical order.
A few brief examples of last words"
Ibsen "On the contrary"
Stonewall Jackson "Let us pass over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees"
Poe "Lord help my poor soul.
Rabelais "Bring down the curtain the farce is over." or"I am going to seek a great perhaps."
Robert Falcon Scott "For God's sake look after our people"
Tycho Brahe " Let me not seem to have lived in vain."
Chekhov "It is some time since I drank champagne"
Disraeli " I had rather live, but I am not afraid to die"
Newton "I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."