Adam Bede by George Eliot

Adam Bede

George Eliot

fiction classics historical emotional reflective slow-paced

422 pages | first published 1859

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Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. The story's plot follows four characters' rural lives in the fictional community of Hayslope-a rural, pastoral and close-knit community in ...
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Summary of 613 reviews

Moods

reflective 76%
emotional 60%
sad 44%
dark 28%
hopeful 20%
challenging 16%
relaxing 12%
tense 12%
informative 8%
adventurous 4%
inspiring 4%
mysterious 4%

Pace

slow 82%
medium 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 56% | A mix: 36% | N/A: 4% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 12% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 11% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | N/A: 8% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 8%

Average rating

3.62

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