Middlemarch by George Eliot

Middlemarch

George Eliot with Doreen Roberts (Contributor)

fiction classics historical literary challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

736 pages | first published 1871

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Middlemarch is a complex tale of idealism, disillusion, profligacy, loyalty and frustrated love. This penetrating analysis of the life of an English provincial town during the time of social unrest prior to the Reform Bill of 1832 is told through ...
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Summary of 5273 reviews

Moods

reflective 76%
emotional 60%
challenging 55%
hopeful 27%
funny 23%
inspiring 20%
relaxing 15%
sad 13%
lighthearted 11%
informative 8%
dark 4%
tense 4%
adventurous 3%
mysterious 2%

Pace

slow 86%
medium 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 72% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 76% | Yes: 13% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.03

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