The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

The House of the Spirits

Del Valle Family #3

Isabel Allende with Magda Bogin (Translator)

448 pages first pub 1982 (editions)

fiction historical literary magical realism emotional reflective medium-paced

Description

The House of the Spirits, the unforgettable first novel that established Isabel Allende as one of the world’s most gifted storytellers, brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family. The patriarch Esteban is a...

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Moods

emotional 74%
reflective 58%
dark 45%
sad 42%
challenging 36%
mysterious 30%
tense 27%
adventurous 26%
inspiring 19%
hopeful 15%
informative 14%
funny 9%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 39%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 48% | Character: 42% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | Yes: 36% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 67% | No: 14% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

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