Adam Bede by George Eliot

Adam Bede

George Eliot with Margaret Reynolds (Contributor)

fiction classics historical reflective slow-paced

655 pages | first published 1859

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Carpenter Adam Bede is in love with the beautiful Hetty Sorrel, but unknown to him, he has a rival, in the local squire’s son Arthur Donnithorne. Hetty is soon attracted by Arthur’s seductive charm and they begin to meet in secret. The relationshi...
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Summary of 592 reviews

Moods

reflective 73%
emotional 56%
sad 39%
dark 30%
challenging 17%
hopeful 13%
relaxing 13%
informative 8%
tense 8%
adventurous 4%
mysterious 4%

Pace

slow 84%
medium 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 59% | A mix: 31% | N/A: 4% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 13% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 12% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 81% | N/A: 9% | It's complicated: 4% | Yes: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 9%

Average rating

3.63

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