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The Whole Family

William Dean Howells, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary Heaton Vorse

1. 01 The Father
2. 02 - The Old-Maid Aunt
3. 03: The Grandmother
4. 04 - The daughter-in-law
5. 05 - The School-girl
6. 06 - The son-in-law
7. 07 - The Married Son
8. 08 - The Married Daughter
9. 09 - The mother
10. 10 - The School Boy
11. 11 - Peggy
12. 12 - The Friend of the Family

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Summary

A 1908 NaNoWriMo forerunner, told in twelve chapters, each with a different author. The basic plot was to show how an engagement or marriage would affect and be affected by an entire family. The project became somewhat curious for the way the authors' contentious interrelationships mirrored the sometimes dysfunctional family they described in their chapters. The collaboration may have been an uncomfortable one, but a final product did emerge with some clever and entertaining contributions from its often squabbling authors.