Quartet by Jean Rhys

Quartet

Jean Rhys

192 pages first pub 1928 (editions)

fiction classics emotional informative reflective slow-paced

Description

Aperitifs in smoky Montparnasse cafes, cheap hotel rooms, and Marya Zelli, trying to make of her life something substantial to withstand the unreality which surrounds her. Alone, stranded in Paris after her Polish husband is jailed, Marya is befri...

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Community Reviews Summary of 221 reviews

Moods

sad 73%
dark 61%
emotional 61%
reflective 57%
tense 26%
challenging 19%
mysterious 15%
funny 7%
adventurous 3%
hopeful 3%
informative 3%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 25%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 92% | A mix: 8%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 33% | No: 29%

Loveable characters?

No: 73% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 3% | Yes: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 83% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 96% | No: 4%

Average rating

3.62

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