fiction classics mystery romance dark mysterious tense medium-paced

428 pages | first published 1938

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Working as a lady's companion, the orphaned heroine ofRebeccalearns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by sur...
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Moods

mysterious 90%
dark 86%
tense 67%
emotional 30%
reflective 18%
sad 12%
challenging 8%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 1%
funny 0%
hopeful 0%
informative 0%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 39%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 46% | A mix: 39% | Plot: 13% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 15% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

No: 46% | It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 88% | It's complicated: 4% | Yes: 4% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.22