La Symphonie pastorale by André Gide

La Symphonie pastorale

André Gide

88 pages first pub 1911 (editions) user-added

fiction classics reflective sad slow-paced
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This story is set in the late 1890’s which at first glace might make one feel that the story is outdated. No one in the modern world would have any trouble recognizing the emotions of the characters, however, which are timeless. A modern film vers...

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Community Reviews Summary of 309 reviews


reflective 75%
emotional 62%
sad 45%
dark 25%
lighthearted 8%
challenging 4%
hopeful 4%
inspiring 4%
relaxing 4%


fast 52%
medium 36%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 64% | A mix: 35%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

No: 47% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 17%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | Yes: 12% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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