The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman

The Little Foxes

Lillian Hellman

108 pages first pub 1939 (editions)

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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 87%
dark 62%
emotional 37%
reflective 37%
challenging 25%
sad 25%


fast 33%
slow 33%
medium 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 83% | A mix: 16%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 57% | No: 42%

Loveable characters?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 71% | Yes: 28%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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