Adam Bede by George Eliot

Adam Bede

George Eliot

fiction classics historical literary emotional reflective slow-paced

452 pages | first published 1859

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According to The Oxford Companion to English Literature (1967), "the plot is founded on a story told to George Eliot by her aunt Elizabeth Evans, a Methodist preacher, and the original of Dinah Morris of the novel, of a confession of child-murder,...
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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%

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3.6

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