The Iliad by Homer

The Iliad

Homer with Robert Fagles (Translator), Bernard Knox (Contributor)

699 pages first pub -750 (editions)

fiction classics poetry adventurous challenging slow-paced
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Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer’s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic ...

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Moods

adventurous 81%
challenging 54%
emotional 40%
tense 37%
dark 31%
sad 26%
reflective 18%
informative 14%
inspiring 9%
funny 6%
mysterious 3%
hopeful 1%

Pace

slow 62%
medium 32%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 47% | Plot: 32% | Character: 18%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 35% | No: 32% | Yes: 29% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 46% | No: 27% | Yes: 23% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 59% | Yes: 17% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

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3.77

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