The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman

The Little Foxes

Lillian Hellman

108 pages first pub 1939 (editions)

fiction play reflective slow-paced


Picture a charming home in the South. Into this peaceful scene put the prosperous, despotic Hubbard family - Ben, possessive and scheming; Oscar, cruel and arrogant; Ben's dupe, Leo, weak and unprincipled; Regina wickedly clever - each trying to o...

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tense 100%
dark 75%
emotional 50%
reflective 50%
sad 25%


slow 40%
medium 40%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 25%

Strong character development?

No: 60% | It's complicated: 40%

Loveable characters?

No: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 60% | Yes: 40%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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