The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

The Decameron

Giovanni Boccaccio with G. H. McWilliam (Translator)

fiction classics short stories adventurous slow-paced

1072 pages | first published 1351

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"The Decameron reads in some ways as a guide to social distancing and self-isolation." --The New York Times "The 14th-century Italian book that shows us how to survive coronavirus." --New Statesman A complete edition of the hilarious, bawdy, irrev...
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Summary of 798 reviews

Moods

adventurous 69%
funny 61%
reflective 61%
lighthearted 38%
informative 30%
challenging 23%
dark 23%
relaxing 23%
emotional 15%
sad 7%

Pace

slow 53%
medium 30%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 45% | A mix: 27% | N/A: 27%

Strong character development?

No: 63% | It's complicated: 27% | Yes: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 45% | No: 36% | It's complicated: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 54% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 36% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 18%

Average rating

3.74

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