The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

The House of the Spirits

Del Valle Family #3

Isabel Allende with Magda Bogin

fiction historical literary magical realism emotional medium-paced

448 pages | first published 1982

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Moods

emotional 72%
reflective 58%
dark 43%
sad 39%
challenging 35%
mysterious 31%
adventurous 29%
tense 23%
inspiring 19%
hopeful 16%
informative 12%
funny 10%
lighthearted 3%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 39%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Character: 45% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | Yes: 33% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 13% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 7% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.18