Passing by Nella Larsen

Passing

Nella Larsen with Ntozake Shange (Contributor), Mae G. Henderson (Contributor)

182 pages first pub 1929 (editions)

fiction classics literary emotional reflective tense medium-paced
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First published to critical acclaim in 1929, Passing firmly established Nella Larsen's prominence among women writers of the Harlem Renaissance. The Modern Library is proud to present Passing — an electrifying story of two women who cross the colo...

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Community Reviews Summary of 13,105 reviews

Moods

reflective 67%
tense 53%
emotional 50%
challenging 42%
dark 39%
sad 25%
mysterious 18%
informative 14%
adventurous 1%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 50%
fast 34%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 20% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 35% | No: 21%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 59% | No: 29% | Yes: 10% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.96

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