The District Governor's Daughters by Camilla Collett, Kirsten Seaver

The District Governor's Daughters

Camilla Collett, Kirsten Seaver

312 pages first pub 1854 (editions)

fiction classics feminism emotional reflective slow-paced


An intricate study of relationships, this novel portrays a bourgeois society in which marriage is a woman's only salvation, and follows sympathetically the struggles of one intelligent young woman to break out of the mould.

Community Reviews Summary of 25 reviews


emotional 100%
reflective 100%
challenging 66%
dark 33%
hopeful 33%
informative 33%
sad 33%


slow 75%
medium 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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