All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare

All's Well That Ends Well

Dover Thrift Editions

William Shakespeare

fiction classics play challenging funny sad medium-paced

96 pages | first published 1623


Virtuous maidens, vulgar soldiers, and witty fools populate this extraordinary play, a lively romp that ranges from low farce to moments of great insight. Although the play is a romantic comedy, Shakespeare offers some serious and thought-provokin...
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funny 70%
challenging 30%
lighthearted 20%
reflective 20%
adventurous 10%
dark 10%
emotional 10%
mysterious 10%
sad 10%


slow 38%
medium 30%
fast 30%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 55% | Character: 33% | A mix: 11%

Strong character development?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 11%

Loveable characters?

No: 77% | It's complicated: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

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