|Plot Summary of The Sixteen Pleasures|
|"Margot went to Italy after the '66 floods to help save the priceless libraries that were damaged. While working in a Carmelite Convent a book of renaissance erotic poetry and engravings is discovered. Margot is then moved to start an affair with a daper older Italian man. Margot is soon embroiled in the passion of restoring the book, selling it and then reclaiming her life. Her spiritual longings and earthly desires converge into one.
Kristina Noel, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Sixteen Pleasures|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kind of romance:
- GENERAL--no other subplots apply
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- moving train
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of hetero sex
- descript. of female anat. (the big V)
- descript. of nude males (the big P)
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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