Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer, Nevill Coghill

Troilus and Criseyde

Geoffrey Chaucer, Nevill Coghill

368 pages first pub 1385 (editions)

fiction classics poetry challenging reflective slow-paced

Description

Set against the epic backdrop of the battle of Troy, Troilus and Criseyde is an evocative story of love and loss. When Troilus, the son of Priam, falls in love with the beautiful Criseyde, he is able to win her heart with the help of his cunning u...

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Community Reviews Summary of 443 reviews

Moods

challenging 69%
emotional 46%
sad 38%
reflective 30%
adventurous 15%
lighthearted 15%
hopeful 7%
informative 7%
inspiring 7%
mysterious 7%
tense 7%

Pace

slow 85%
medium 7%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Character: 45% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 33% | Yes: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | No: 38% | Yes: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 76% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 7% | Yes: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 8%

Average rating

3.39

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