Microcosms and Closed Societies

Books where a closed society setting (such as a monastery, prison, school, hospital, small town/village or remote countryside estate, desert island, cruise ship or other traveling party, exclusive club/association, etc.) or any other form of essentially self-contained microcosm is used in order to focus the reader's attention on a limited group of characters, and (more or less) insulate them from the outside world. -- This kind of setting is a staple of crime fiction (Golden Age British mysteries and other so-called "cozies" in particular), but it's by no means limited to that genre.
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Trapped in a cube by Sarah Bowie:

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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) What a frightening notion ... Have you ever had to work in a place like that?


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Ashley I haven't read The Magic Moutain by Thomas Mann, but it would fit this catagory.


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