Name That Novel – Friday Edition

Congrats to K. Ceres Wright, who ventured to guess at Monday’s opening, which comes from Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera.

And since I’m caught a bit off-guard at how difficult this “ending” guessing might be, I’m going to toss out a few clues to give everyone a context for their speculations. Please don’t be afraid of guessing – just take a wild shot if you’ve got no clue, and see if you’re right!

Here’s today’s ending:

Slowly, very slowly, like two unhurried compass needles, the feet turned towards the right; north, north-east, east, southeast, south, south-south-west; then paused, and, after a few seconds, turned as unhurriedly back towards the left. South-south-west, south, south-east, east….

Now, I read this book some years ago and have to admit I absolutely don’t remember the ending. So my clues to you are that it was required in my high school, it doesn’t really fit a genre label (though it is described in one place as “a fantasy of the future” for what what’s worth), and it’s one of those books about which almost everyone says “I should read that” when it comes up in conversation.

Speaking of which, perhaps I should read it… again.

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