The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

The House of the Spirits

Del Valle Family #3

Isabel Allende with Magda Bogin (Translator)

fiction historical literary magical realism emotional medium-paced

491 pages | first published 1982

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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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Summary of 8896 reviews

Moods

emotional 73%
reflective 57%
dark 45%
sad 39%
challenging 37%
mysterious 32%
adventurous 28%
tense 25%
inspiring 20%
hopeful 16%
informative 12%
funny 10%
lighthearted 3%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 51%
slow 41%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Character: 44% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 14% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 7% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.19

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