One funeral on the list:
Middlemarch by George EliotRead about the other nine funerals on Mullan's list.
Everyone has been waiting for Peter Featherstone's death, to see where all his money will go. The miser, "who would drive a bargain with his undertaker beforehand", leaves strict instructions about his funeral. He has derived a dying satisfaction from arranging a grand ceremony, and one that is as inconvenient as possible to his relatives.
Are you a little unsettled for not having read Middlemarch? So are John Banville and Nick Hornby.