A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes, Francine Prose

A High Wind in Jamaica

Richard Hughes, Francine Prose

fiction classics historical adventurous mysterious medium-paced

279 pages | first published 1929

Description

New edition of a classic adventure novel and one of the most startling, highly praised stories in English literature - a brilliant chronicle of two sensitive children's violent voyage from innocence to experience.After a terrible hurricane levels ...
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Moods

adventurous 100%
dark 100%
funny 42%
tense 42%
challenging 28%
reflective 28%
lighthearted 14%
mysterious 14%

Pace

medium 57%
fast 28%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 75% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | No: 28% | Yes: 28%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | No: 42% | Yes: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 33% | Yes: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 14%

Average rating

3.77