Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

Decameron

Giovanni Boccaccio with J. G. Nichols (Translator)

fiction classics short stories adventurous slow-paced

661 pages | first published 1351

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Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron was the first great masterpiece of European storytelling; this brilliant new translation by J. G. Nichols faithfully captures its timeless vitality in readable and natural English. In the summer of 1348, with the pla...
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Summary of 932 reviews

Moods

adventurous 75%
funny 70%
lighthearted 55%
reflective 55%
challenging 35%
informative 25%
relaxing 25%
dark 20%
emotional 15%
sad 10%
hopeful 5%
inspiring 5%
tense 5%

Pace

slow 65%
medium 25%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 43% | A mix: 25% | N/A: 25% | Character: 6%

Strong character development?

No: 62% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 6% | Yes: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 35% | Yes: 35% | No: 23% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 47% | Yes: 35% | N/A: 11% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 35% | No: 29% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 11%

Average rating

3.73

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