Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

Decameron

Giovanni Boccaccio with J.G. Nichols (Translator)

661 pages first pub 1351 (editions)

fiction classics short stories adventurous slow-paced

Description

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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Moods

funny 73%
adventurous 60%
lighthearted 46%
reflective 34%
challenging 28%
dark 20%
relaxing 20%
informative 19%
emotional 14%
sad 4%
tense 4%
hopeful 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

slow 57%
medium 30%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 40% | N/A: 27% | A mix: 19% | Character: 12%

Strong character development?

No: 59% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 17% | Yes: 2%

Loveable characters?

No: 32% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 55% | Yes: 31% | N/A: 8% | It's complicated: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 38% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 12%

Average rating

3.76

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