The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

The House of the Spirits

Del Valle Family #3

Isabel Allende with Magda Bogin (Translator), Christopher Hitchens (Contributor)

fiction historical literary magical realism emotional medium-paced

520 pages | first published 1982

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Chilean writer Isabel Allende’s classic novel is both a richly symbolic family saga and the riveting story of an unnamed Latin American country’s turbulent history. In a triumph of magic realism, Allende constructs a spirit-ridden world and fills ...
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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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