A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel

A Place of Greater Safety

Hilary Mantel

fiction historical reflective slow-paced

749 pages | first published 1992

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It is 1789, and three young provincials have come to Paris to make their way. Georges-Jacques Danton, an ambitious young lawyer, is energetic, pragmatic, debt-ridden--and hugely but erotically ugly. Maximilien Robespierre, also a lawyer, is slight...
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Summary of 386 reviews

Moods

challenging 73%
dark 63%
tense 63%
emotional 57%
reflective 52%
informative 47%
sad 36%
funny 26%
adventurous 10%
inspiring 10%

Pace

slow 77%
medium 22%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 42% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 22% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 58% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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4.04

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