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The novel of manners is a sub-genre of the realist novel which deals with aspects of behavior, language, customs and values characteristic of a particular class of people in a specific historical context. The novel of manners often shows a conflict between individual aspirations or desires and the accepted social codes of behavior.

Well known examples of the novel of manners include: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma; William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair and Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust.

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