Adam Bede by George Eliot

Adam Bede

George Eliot

fiction classics historical literary emotional reflective slow-paced

474 pages | first published 1859

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The seemingly peaceful country village of Hayslope is the setting for this ambitious first novel by one of the nineteenth century's great novelists. With sympathy, wit, and unflinching realism, Adam Bede tells a story that would have been familiar...
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Summary of 674 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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3.61

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