The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

The Marriage Portrait

Maggie O'Farrell

352 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction historical literary dark emotional tense medium-paced

Description

From the author of the breakout bestseller Hamnet--winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Women's Prize--an electrifying new novel set in Renaissance Italy, and centering on the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de Medici. Flore...

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Community Reviews Summary of 7,305 reviews

Moods

dark 70%
tense 60%
emotional 51%
mysterious 48%
sad 40%
reflective 30%
adventurous 16%
challenging 16%
informative 14%
hopeful 6%
inspiring 3%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 31%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Character: 41% | Plot: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | No: 19% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | Yes: 37% | No: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | Yes: 9% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 43% | No: 31% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.09

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