The Austen Oeuvre:
Unworthy entanglements neutralized, appropriate pairings proceed.
Sense & Sensibility
Hysterical mother marries off three daughters.
Pride & Prejudice
Poor relation annoys readers, weds cousin.
Alleged spinster, failed matchmaker makes match.
Girl renounces pulp fiction, finds husband.
Yes this time, family be damned.
Or, to be utterly concise:
Worthy maidens get husbands they deserve.
Bilbo took quest. Got the Ring.
Twelve people tried to return it. (shouldn't it be nine? Or are we counting gandalf and others here -F-ette)
Fellowship of the Ring
Ring got tossed. Frodo came home.
Return of the King
I'd have to think of some good ones for notably missing pieces of literature: Ulysses, Jane Eyre, Harry Potter. Or not.
Have a nice weekend, readership. Happy almost June!