Adam Bede by George Eliot

Adam Bede

George Eliot

fiction classics historical literary emotional reflective slow-paced

494 pages | first published 1859

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Adam is a local carpenter much admired for his integrity and intelligence, in love with Hetty. She is attracted to Arthur, the charming local squire's grandson and heir, and falls in love with him. When Adam interrupts a tryst between them, Adam a...
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Summary of 675 reviews

Moods

reflective 67%
emotional 60%
sad 46%
dark 25%
hopeful 17%
relaxing 17%
challenging 14%
tense 10%
informative 7%
adventurous 3%
inspiring 3%
mysterious 3%

Pace

slow 84%
medium 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 51% | A mix: 40% | N/A: 3% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | No: 18% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 14% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | N/A: 7% | Yes: 7% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 7%

Average rating

3.6

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