Adam Bede by George Eliot

Adam Bede

George Eliot

fiction classics historical emotional reflective slow-paced

624 pages | first published 1859

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Discover George Eliot’s first novel, a tale of rural tragedy and redemption. It may seem like an old tale: the beautiful village girl, her faithful admirer, a country squire's seduction. But seen through the eyes of any of its players, the old ...
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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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