Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

Tipping the Velvet

Sarah Waters

472 pages first pub 1998 (editions) user-added

fiction historical lgbtqia+ adventurous emotional medium-paced

Description

A classic coming-of-age story'Piercing the shadows of the naked stage was a single shaft of rosy limelight, and in the centre of this was a girl: the most marvellous girl - I knew it at once! - that I had ever seen.'A saucy, sensuous and multi-lay...

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Community Reviews Summary of 4,337 reviews

Moods

emotional 76%
adventurous 54%
reflective 39%
sad 29%
hopeful 28%
dark 23%
tense 17%
inspiring 16%
challenging 15%
funny 15%
lighthearted 7%
mysterious 7%
informative 6%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 24%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 58% | A mix: 32% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 40% | No: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 46% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.02

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