Good Reads - Fiction
If You Liked Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice…
Try these other classics with a focus on family relationships, love, and marriage.
Alcott, Louisa May - Little Women
The adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy are chronicled in this beloved coming-of-age classic.
Austen, Jane - Northanger Abbey
While on vacation in Bath, imaginative Catherine Morland befriends Henry Tilney and his sister who invite her to visit their home, Northanger Abbey.
Bronte, Charlotte - Jane Eyre
Orphan Jane Eyre works as a governess and falls in love with her employer, Edward Rochester, but all is not right at Thornfield Hall.
Bronte, Emily - Wuthering Heights
A gothic mix of unfulfilled love, revenge, and redemption of the Earnshaw family set on the wild English moors.
Dickens, Charles - Little Dorrit
Amy, known as Little Dorrit, has grown up in debtor’s prison caring for her father and selfish siblings until a life changing secret is revealed.
Eliot, George - Middlemarch
Multiple plot lines present realistic portrayals and analyses of several marriages in provincial Victorian England.
Gaskell, Elizabeth - Wives and Daughters
The daughter of a widowed doctor, Molly Gibson grows up and discovers the highs and lows of love.
Hardy, Thomas - Under the Greenwood Tree
The beautiful, vivacious new school mistress, Fancy Day, must choose between three suitors.
James, Henry - The Golden Bowl
Maggie Verver marries a poor Italian nobleman, but soon finds competition from Charlotte, his former lover and her longtime friend.
Trollope, Anthony - Can You Forgive Her?
Confused Alice Vavasor cannot decide whether to marry the wild, impulsive George or the respectable John.
Prepared by Nicole Wilhelms, March 2011