Middlemarch by George Eliot

Middlemarch

George Eliot

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800 pages | first published 1871

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A triumph of realist fiction, George Eliot’s Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life explores a fictional nineteenth-century Midlands town in the midst of sweeping change. The proposed Reform Bill, the new railroads, and scientific advances are th...
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Moods

reflective 76%
emotional 58%
challenging 53%
hopeful 27%
funny 25%
inspiring 19%
relaxing 15%
sad 13%
lighthearted 10%
informative 9%
dark 4%
adventurous 3%
tense 3%
mysterious 2%

Pace

slow 85%
medium 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 71% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | Yes: 14% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

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4.03

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