The District Governor's Daughters by Camilla Collett

The District Governor's Daughters

Camilla Collett with Kirsten Seaver

312 pages first pub 1854 (editions)

fiction classics feminism emotional reflective slow-paced


Written in 1854-55 and translated after 140 years into English, this is the one and only novel written by a daughter of one of Norway's best-known literary families. Camilla Collett had felt her creativity stifled and her literary ambitions thwart...

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Community Reviews Summary of 25 reviews


emotional 100%
reflective 100%
challenging 66%
dark 33%
hopeful 33%
informative 33%
sad 33%


slow 75%
medium 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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