One mother on the list:
Sarah from Little Children by Tom PerrottaRead about the other mothers on the list.
Sarah joins the ranks of the litany of literary mothers who neglect their children to focus the self gratification of an affair. While defiantly not the only woman in literature to commit this motherly sin she is getting singled out, I can only have ten on the list.
Also see Kate Saunders' critic's chart of mothers and daughters in literature.