South Riding by Winifred Holtby

South Riding

Winifred Holtby

518 pages first pub 1936 (editions)

fiction classics emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

When Sarah Burton returns to her hometown as headmistress she is full of ambition, determined to create a great school and to inspire her girls to take all they can from life. But in the aftermath of the First World War, the country is in depressi...

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Community Reviews Summary of 176 reviews

Moods

reflective 90%
emotional 80%
hopeful 40%
sad 40%
challenging 20%
informative 20%
inspiring 20%
lighthearted 10%
relaxing 10%

Pace

slow 55%
medium 44%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 40% | Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Average rating

3.91

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