Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello

In this metatheatrical play, six characters come to life and demand that a theater director tell their tragic story, which was left incomplete by their author. As the director and his actors interact with these characters, the boundaries between fiction and reality blur, leading to a philosophical exploration of the nature of human identity, the reliability of art, and the unreliability of perception. The characters' story, involving a complex web of familial relationships, adultery, and suicide, further complicates the narrative, challenging the audience's understanding of truth and illusion.

The 610th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 590

Since this book was first published in 1921, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 590.0.

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