Adam Bede (1859).By: George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans): Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot. by George Eliot

Adam Bede (1859).By: George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans): Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot.

George Eliot

fiction classics historical reflective slow-paced

344 pages | first published 1859

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Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. It was published pseudonymously, even though Evans was a well-published and highly respected scholar of her time. The novel has remained in...
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Moods

reflective 77%
emotional 61%
dark 38%
sad 33%
relaxing 16%
challenging 11%
hopeful 11%
adventurous 5%
mysterious 5%
tense 5%

Pace

slow 90%
medium 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 58% | A mix: 35% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 83% | N/A: 11% | Yes: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.59