1984 by George Orwell

236 pages first pub 1949 (editions)

fiction classics dystopian literary dark reflective tense medium-paced

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Moods

dark 86%
tense 62%
reflective 60%
challenging 45%
mysterious 27%
sad 27%
emotional 18%
informative 15%
adventurous 8%
inspiring 3%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 31%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 47% | Character: 30% | Plot: 20% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 53% | It's complicated: 32% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 77% | It's complicated: 9% | Yes: 7% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 20% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

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