The Female Quixote: Or the Adventures of Arabella by Charlotte Lennox

The Female Quixote: Or the Adventures of Arabella

Charlotte Lennox

428 pages first pub 1752 (editions)

fiction classics adventurous funny slow-paced


The Female Quixote, a vivacious and ironical novel parodying the style of Cervantes, portrays Arabella, the beautiful daughter of a marquis, whose passion for reading romances colors her approach to her own life and causes many comical and melodra...

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Community Reviews Summary of 219 reviews


funny 90%
adventurous 80%
lighthearted 60%
challenging 20%
hopeful 20%
reflective 20%
inspiring 10%
relaxing 10%


slow 54%
medium 45%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 42%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 66% | No: 16% | Yes: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 83% | N/A: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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