The Waves by Virginia Woolf

The Waves

Virginia Woolf with Jeanette Winterson (Contributor)

214 pages first pub 1931 (editions)

fiction classics literary challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

The Waves is an astonishingly beautiful and poetic novel. It begins with six children playing in a garden by the sea and follows their lives as they grow up and experience friendship, love and grief at the death of their beloved friend Percival. ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 4,476 reviews

Moods

reflective 88%
challenging 66%
emotional 62%
sad 28%
inspiring 20%
dark 15%
mysterious 13%
hopeful 8%
relaxing 8%
tense 5%
adventurous 3%
funny 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 77%
medium 18%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 92% | A mix: 3% | Plot: 2% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 8% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 13% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 62% | Yes: 19% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 7% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.13

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