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List of best books about adultery, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on cheating are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched adultery bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about cheating and adultery. If you're looking for a list of top books on adultery then you're in the right place.

A list made up of books like Wifey and Playing away. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about adultery?" after checking out this list.

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James Patterson and Anton Chekhov are among the authors who have written books about Adultery in their lifetime.

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Peyton Amberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Tama Janowitz

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Anna Karenina is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov ...more

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The Scarlet Letter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter is an 1850 romantic work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and is considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, ...more

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Madame Bovary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Gustave Flaubert
Madame Bovary is the French writer Gustave Flaubert's debut novel. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the ...more

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Season of Betrayal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Margaret Lowrie Robertson
Season of Betrayal is a book by Margaret Lowrie Robertson.

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Couples is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
John Updike
Couples is a 1968 novel by American author John Updike.

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The little women is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Katharine Weber

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The Quickie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
James Patterson
This James Patterson Bibliography contains the list of books written and published by James Patterson. The list below are arranged by publication dates from the earliest to the latest/upcoming ...more

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Wifey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Judy Blume
Wifey is a 1978 American novel by Judy Blume.

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Shipwreck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Louis Begley

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Marrying the mistress is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Joanna Trollope

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Jude the Obscure is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Thomas Hardy
Jude the Obscure, the last completed of Thomas Hardy's novels, began as a magazine serial in December 1894 and was first published in book form in 1895. Its protagonist, Jude Fawley, is a ...more

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Life Force is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Fay Weldon

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The Great Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Kate Christensen
The Great Man: A Novel is a 2007 novel by American author Kate Christensen. It won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, beating nearly 350 other submissions and earning Christensen the ...more

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Me and the fat man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Julie Myerson

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Moth Smoke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Mohsin Hamid
Moth Smoke is a novel written by Mohsin Hamid, published in 2000. It tells the story of Darashikoh Shezad, a banker in Lahore, Pakistan, who loses his job, falls in love with his best friend's ...more

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Bornholm Night-ferry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Aidan Higgins

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Genevieve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Eric Jerome Dickey
Genevieve is a novel by Eric Jerome Dickey.

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John Thomas and Lady Jane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
D. H. Lawrence
John Thomas and Lady Jane is a novel written by D. H. Lawrence, and published in 1927. The novel is an alternative version of the story that was told in the once controversial novel Lady ...more

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The scarlet letters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Louis Auchincloss

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The Plantation Mistress is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Catherine Clinton

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The awakening, and other stori... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books About Adultery

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Playing away is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Adele Parks

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The Physics of Sunset is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Jane Vandenburgh
The Physics of Sunset is a book by Jane Vandenburgh.

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Little Children is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books About Adultery
Tom Perrotta
Little Children is a 2004 novel by American author Tom Perrotta that interweaves the darkly comedic stories of seven main characters, all of whom live in the same suburban Boston neighborhood ...more