Swann's Way by Marcel Proust

468 pages first pub 1913 (editions)

fiction classics literary emotional sad slow-paced

Description

The first volume of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, in Lydia Davis's award-winning translation Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time is one of the most entertaining reading experiences in any language and arguably the finest ...

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Moods

reflective 87%
challenging 60%
emotional 43%
inspiring 17%
relaxing 17%
sad 15%
funny 10%
lighthearted 7%
adventurous 4%
mysterious 4%
hopeful 3%
tense 2%

Pace

slow 96%
medium 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 81% | A mix: 10% | N/A: 4% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 22% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 35% | No: 32% | It's complicated: 30% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 78% | It's complicated: 8% | Yes: 7% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 12%

Average rating

4.04

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