The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

The Duke and I

Bridgerton #1

Julia Quinn

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fiction historical romance funny lighthearted medium-paced

433 pages | first published 2000

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Can there be any greater challenge to London’s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke?—Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, April 1813By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend’s sister, the lovely—and almost-on-th...
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Moods

lighthearted 81%
funny 48%
emotional 42%
hopeful 19%
relaxing 19%
adventurous 5%
tense 5%
reflective 4%
inspiring 3%
sad 3%
challenging 2%
dark 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 36%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 56% | A mix: 28% | Plot: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 18%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

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3.4

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