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"Bliss" by Katherine Mansfield, published a year earlier than "Marriage á la Mode," is one of the author's most well-known and anthologized stories. Like "Marriage á la Mode," it concerns a domestic drama played at against a background of ridiculous, artsy Londoners. Critics often compare these two stories.

The French writer Colette's 1910 novel The Vagabond depicts a modern woman trying to achieve social and artistic independence.

Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (1925) examines one day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, an upper-class Londoner.

Keri Hulme, a contemporary New Zealand writer, explores the dynamics of a cobbled-together family in her novel The Bone People (1983). The winner of England's Booker Prize in 1985, it was praised for its evocation of the Maori people— the original inhabitants of New Zealand.

Evelyn Waugh's 1945 satirical novel Brideshead Revisited follows the family and friends of a wealthy...

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