fiction classics literary challenging dark slow-paced

317 pages | first published 1955

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Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haz...
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Summary of 27054 reviews

Moods

dark 93%
challenging 65%
tense 39%
sad 35%
emotional 27%
reflective 26%
funny 8%
mysterious 7%
adventurous 4%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 62%
medium 34%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 74% | A mix: 21% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

No: 47% | It's complicated: 35% | Yes: 16%

Loveable characters?

No: 80% | It's complicated: 17% | Yes: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 84% | It's complicated: 5% | Yes: 5% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 2%

Average rating

3.78

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