fiction classics mystery romance dark mysterious tense medium-paced

449 pages | first published 1938

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Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can ...
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Summary of 24751 reviews

Moods

mysterious 91%
dark 85%
tense 65%
emotional 31%
reflective 21%
sad 11%
challenging 9%
adventurous 8%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 36%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Character: 39% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 15%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 46% | No: 36% | Yes: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 87% | Yes: 5% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.23

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