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573 pages | first published 1853

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With her final novel, Villette, Charlotte Brontë reached the height of her artistic power. First published in 1853, Villette is Brontë's most accomplished and deeply felt work, eclipsing even Jane Eyre in critical acclaim. Her narrator, the autobi...
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Summary of 3211 reviews

Moods

reflective 77%
emotional 62%
sad 49%
challenging 41%
dark 39%
mysterious 38%
tense 13%
inspiring 9%
funny 8%
hopeful 8%
relaxing 5%
adventurous 3%
informative 3%
lighthearted 3%

Pace

slow 85%
medium 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 77% | A mix: 15% | Plot: 5% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 13%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 32% | No: 23% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 72% | Yes: 16% | N/A: 6% | It's complicated: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 10%

Average rating

3.72

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