Novels of Domestic Life
Mothers, and fathers and children; home and hearth and living together--or not--as a family, tots and teens and rebellion and breakfast cereal; marital accord and strife, and divorce and reconciliation, departure and homecoming and groceries, paychecks, jobs and layoffs, and barbecue sauce and laughter and tears and such-like will be found in the books posted here. Their main focus will be on domestic arrangements and their consequences.
1 Pride and Prejudice
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2 Jane Eyre
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3 Little Women (Little Women,...
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4 Sense and Sensibility
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5 Emma
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6 Howards End
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7 Anne of Green Gables (Anne ...
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8 Madame Bovary
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9 The Color Purple
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10 Middlemarch
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11 Anna Karenina
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12 Brideshead Revisited
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13 Gone With the Wind
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14 The Remains of the Day
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15 The Awakening and Selected ...
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16 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
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17 The Forsyte Saga (The Forsy...
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18 The Thorn Birds
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19 The Secret Life of Bees
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20 Silas Marner
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21 Mansfield Park
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22 The Portrait of a Lady
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23 Tender Is the Night
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24 Wives and Daughters
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25 Buddenbrooks: The Decline o...
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26 The Mill on the Floss
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27 The Mysterious Affair at St...
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28 Cranford
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29 The Little House Collection...
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30 Beloved
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31 Hard Times
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32 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya...
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33 Barchester Towers
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34 Ethan Frome
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35 To the Lighthouse
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36 The Rainbow
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37 Revolutionary Road
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37 The House of the Seven Gables
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39 Complete Barchester Chronicles
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40 The Corrections
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41 Cannery Row
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42 Dinner at the Homesick Rest...
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43 Roots: The Saga of an Ameri...
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44 Angle of Repose
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45 The Stone Diaries
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46 The Kitchen God's Wife
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47 Palliser novels
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48 The Metamorphosis
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49 Persuasion
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50 Women in Love (Brangwen Fam...
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51 Agnes Grey
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52 East of Eden
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53 The Grapes of Wrath
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54 Effi Briest
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55 The Joy Luck Club
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56 My Family and Other Animals...
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57 God Is an Englishman (Swann...
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58 The Good Earth (House of Ea...
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59 Upstairs Downstairs
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60 We Were the Mulvaneys
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61 Love Medicine
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62 Rabbit Angstrom: The Four N...
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63 Angela's Ashes (Frank McCou...
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64 Freedom
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65 King of the Badgers
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66 The Kreutzer Sonata
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67 The Cairo Trilogy: Palace W...
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68 Bleak House
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69 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
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69 The Bluest Eye
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71 Esther Waters
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71 My Name Is Asher Lev
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73 The World According to Garp
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74 Keep the Aspidistra Flying
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75 Couples
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76 The Yearling
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77 Our Mutual Friend
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78 Martin Chuzzlewit
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79 Barren Ground
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80 A Short History of Tractors...
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81 The Wapshot Chronicle
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82 The Shell Seekers
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83 Liliana
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84 Things Fall Apart (The Afri...
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85 North and South
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86 The Death of the Heart
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86 The Jungle
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88 Portnoy's Complaint
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89 American Pastoral
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90 Castle Rackrent
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91 Out Stealing Horses
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92 L'Assommoir (Les Rougon-Mac...
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93 The Glass Room
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94 Kristin Lavransdatter (Kris...
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95 The Blue Flower
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96 That Old Cape Magic
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97 The War Between the Tates
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98 My Sister's Keeper
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99 Parade's End
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100 An American Tragedy
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