fiction classics historical literary emotional reflective slow-paced

592 pages | first published 1859

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Hailed for its sympathetic and accurate rendering of nineteenth-century English pastoral life, Adam Bede was George Eliot’s first full-length novel and a bestseller from the moment of publication. Eliot herself called it “a country story—full of t...
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Summary of 677 reviews

Moods

reflective 70%
emotional 62%
sad 48%
dark 22%
hopeful 18%
relaxing 18%
challenging 11%
tense 11%
informative 7%
adventurous 3%
inspiring 3%
mysterious 3%

Pace

slow 83%
medium 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 51% | A mix: 40% | N/A: 3% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | No: 18% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 11% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | N/A: 7% | Yes: 7% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 7%

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3.61

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