Middlemarch by George Eliot

Middlemarch

George Eliot with Michel Faber

904 pages first pub 1871 (editions)

fiction classics historical literary challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

Taking place in the years leading up to the First Reform Bill of 1832, Middlemarch explores nearly every subject of concern to modern life: art, religion, science, politics, self, society, human relationships. Among her characters are some of the ...

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Moods

reflective 75%
emotional 58%
challenging 49%
hopeful 30%
funny 25%
inspiring 20%
relaxing 14%
lighthearted 13%
sad 13%
informative 10%
tense 6%
adventurous 5%
dark 3%
mysterious 2%

Pace

slow 83%
medium 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 65% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 72% | Yes: 16% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 3%

Average rating

4.04

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