The Fraud by Zadie Smith

The Fraud

Zadie Smith

464 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction historical challenging informative reflective medium-paced

Description

From acclaimed and bestselling novelist Zadie Smith, a kaleidoscopic work of historical fiction set against the legal trial that divided Victorian England, about who gets to tell their story—and who gets to be believedIt is 1873. Mrs. Eliza Touche...

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Moods

reflective 71%
informative 55%
challenging 49%
funny 30%
emotional 25%
dark 13%
mysterious 13%
sad 13%
adventurous 11%
inspiring 7%
tense 5%
hopeful 3%
lighthearted 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 49%
slow 44%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 48% | A mix: 42% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 17%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 31% | No: 24%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 11%

Average rating

3.63

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