# Specific \epigraph style

I'm trying to create the \epigraph shown in the picture. I want to place it at the bottom right of an empty page with the style shown in the picture. I'm using the code. How can I modify it to get what I want? I don't want a line between the quote and the source ... basically the style shown below.

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,mathabx}
\usepackage{epigraph}

\setlength\epigraphwidth{.8\textwidth}

\thispagestyle{empty}

\begin{document}

\vspace*{\fill}
\epigraph{Begin at the beginning, the King said gravely, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.''}{Lewis Carroll, \textit{Alice in Wonderland}}

\end{document}

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A solution consists in patching some epigraph internal commands, with the etoolbox package, so that the default font shape for the epigraph text be italic (in an upshape context):

    \documentclass[12pt]{book}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,mathabx}
\usepackage{ebgaramond}
\usepackage{epigraph}
\renewcommand\textflush{flushright}

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\makeatletter
\newlength\epitextskip
\pretocmd{\@epitext}{\em}{}{}
\apptocmd{\@epitext}{\em}{}{}
\patchcmd{\epigraph}{\@epitext{#1}\\}{\@epitext{#1}\\[\epitextskip]}{}{}
\makeatother

\setlength\epigraphrule{0pt}
\setlength\epitextskip{2ex}
\setlength\epigraphwidth{.8\textwidth}

\thispagestyle{empty}

\begin{document}

\vspace*{\fill}
\epigraph{For the Snark \emph{was} a Boojum,  you see.}{Lewis Carroll, \emph{The Hunting of the Snark}
}

\end{document}


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\setlength\epigraphrule{0pt}


A complete example:

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{epigraph}

\setlength\epigraphwidth{.8\textwidth}
\setlength\epigraphrule{0pt}

\begin{document}

\thispagestyle{empty}
\vspace*{\fill}
\epigraph{\itshape Begin at the beginning, the King said gravely, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.''}{---Lewis Carroll, \textit{Alice in Wonderland}}

\end{document}


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it seems to me that "Begin at the beginning," needs to have quotes around it; otherwise the quote is disjointed. (i'm not familiar enough with epigraph to have any other comments. i was thrown off by the absence of a closing quote after "beginning," in the original question, thinking that maybe epigraph provided the "outside" quotes, but i think that's not the case.) –  barbara beeton Jul 25 at 13:30

Option 1:

\documentclass{scrbook}

\setkomafont{dictumtext}{\itshape\small}
\setkomafont{dictumauthor}{\normalfont}
\renewcommand*\dictumwidth{.75\linewidth}
\renewcommand*\dictumauthorformat[1]{--- #1}
\renewcommand*\dictumrule{}

\begin{document}

\thispagestyle{empty}
\vspace*{\fill}
\dictum[Lewis Carroll, \emph{Alice in Wonderland}]{Begin at the beginning, the King said gravely, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.''}

\end{document}


Option 2:

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{scrextend}

\setkomafont{dictumtext}{\itshape\small}
\setkomafont{dictumauthor}{\normalfont}
\renewcommand*\dictumwidth{.75\linewidth}
\renewcommand*\dictumauthorformat[1]{--- #1}
\renewcommand*\dictumrule{}

\begin{document}

\thispagestyle{empty}
\vspace*{\fill}
\dictum[Lewis Carroll, \emph{Alice in Wonderland}]{Begin at the beginning, the King said gravely, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.''}

\end{document}


Option 3:

\documentclass{book}

\makeatletter
\newcommand{\dictum}[2][]{\par%
\begingroup
\raggeddictum\parbox{\dictumwidth}{%
{\@dictumfont{\raggeddictumtext #2\strut\par}%
\def\@tempa{#1}\ifx\@tempa\@empty\else%
{\raggeddictumtext\dictumrule}%
\raggeddictumauthor\@dictumauthorfont\dictumauthorformat{#1}%
\strut\par%
\fi%
}%
}\par%
\endgroup
}

\newcommand*{\dictumrule}{}
\newcommand*{\dictumwidth}{.75\textwidth}
\newcommand*{\raggeddictum}{\raggedleft}
\newcommand*{\dictumauthorformat}[1]{--- #1}
\newcommand*{\raggeddictumtext}{\raggedright}
\newcommand*{\raggeddictumauthor}{\raggedleft}
\newcommand*{\@dictumfont}{\itshape\small}
\newcommand*{\@dictumauthorfont}{\normalfont}
\makeatother

\begin{document}

\thispagestyle{empty}
\vspace*{\fill}
\dictum[Lewis Carroll, \emph{Alice in Wonderland}]{Begin at the beginning, the King said gravely, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.''}

\end{document}

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A downvote? I always prefer to ask or comment rather than downvote :) –  Manuel Jul 25 at 12:18
The down-vote was mine, by accident :( After I posted ny answer I was in a hurry and I though I clicked the up-voting arrow in your answer, but ended up clicking the down-vote arrow. Now I try to reverse the down-vote but I get a message saying "You last voted on this answer 9 hours ago. Your vote is now locked in unless this answer is edited." Can you please edit the answer so I can correct my mistake? –  Gonzalo Medina Jul 25 at 21:56
Done. I'm glad it was a mistake :) –  Manuel Jul 26 at 8:25
Thanks. I've undone the down-vote, and corrected the mistake. I'll delete my comments in some hours. –  Gonzalo Medina Jul 26 at 15:59