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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Moods

mysterious 90%
dark 86%
tense 66%
emotional 30%
reflective 17%
sad 12%
challenging 8%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 1%
funny 0%
hopeful 0%
informative 0%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 39%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 47% | A mix: 39% | Plot: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 15% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

No: 46% | It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 88% | It's complicated: 4% | Yes: 4% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.22