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The House of the Spirits

A Novel

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501117017

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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The unforgettable first novel that established Isabel Allende as one of the world’s most gifted and imaginative storytellers. The House of the Spirits brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family. The patriarch Esteban is a volatile, proud man whose voracious pursuit of political power is tempered only by his love for his delicate wife, Clara, a woman with a mystical connection to the spirit world. When their daughter Blanca embarks on a forbidden love affair in defiance of her implacable father, the result is an unexpected gift to Esteban: his adored granddaughter Alba, a beautiful and strong-willed child who will lead her family and her country into a revolutionary future. One of the most important novels of the twentieth century, The House of the Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans decades and lives, weaving the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.

The House of the Spirits

A Novel

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501117033

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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The unforgettable first novel that established Isabel Allende as one of the world’s most gifted and imaginative storytellers—now available for the first time as an ebook. The House of the Spirits brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family. The patriarch Esteban is a volatile, proud man whose voracious pursuit of political power is tempered only by his love for his delicate wife, Clara, a woman with a mystical connection to the spirit world. When their daughter Blanca embarks on a forbidden love affair in defiance of her implacable father, the result is an unexpected gift to Esteban: his adored granddaughter Alba, a beautiful and strong-willed child who will lead her family and her country into a revolutionary future. One of the most important novels of the twentieth century, The House of the Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans decades and lives, weaving the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.

The House Of The Spirits

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Everyman's Library Classics &

ISBN: 1400043182

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

View: 333

Traces the lives of the Truebas, beginning with clairvoyant Clara del Valle's summoning of the man she intends to marry, ambitious Esteban Trueba, and following their participation in the history of their times which is their destiny.

The Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novel

Author: Efraín Kristal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521532198

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 6724

A stimulating collection of new essays on the development of the novel in Latin America.

Isabel Allende's House of the Spirits Trilogy

Narrative Geographies

Author: Karen Wooley Martin

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1855662000

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

View: 4187

The source of the narrative energy that creates such absorbing stories.

House of Spirits and Whispers

The True Story of a Haunted House

Author: Annie Wilder

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 9780738707778

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 158

View: 6748

A compelling glimpse into the otherworldly nature of the spirits--protective forces, phantom pets, departed loved ones--that occupy Annie Wilder's haunted Victorian home. Original.

Of Love and Shadows

A Novel

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501117041

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9494

This profoundly moving tale of love, bravery, and tragedy by New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende brings to life a country ruled with an iron fist—and the men and women who dare to challenge it. Irene Beltrán is a force to be reckoned with. As a magazine journalist, an unusual profession for a woman with her privileged upbringing, she is constantly challenging the oppressive regime. Her investigative partner is photographer Francisco Leal, the son of impoverished Spanish Marxist émigrés. Together, they are an inseparable team and—despite Irene’s engagement to an army captain—form a passionate connection. When an assignment leads them to uncover an unspeakable crime, they are determined to reveal the truth in a nation overrun by terror and violence. Together, they will risk everything for justice—and, ultimately, to embrace the passion that binds them.

Eva Luna

A Novel

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501117084

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9172

Meet New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende’s most enchanting creation, Eva Luna: a lover, a writer, a revolutionary, and above all a storyteller. Eva Luna is the daughter of a professor’s assistant and a snake-bitten gardener—born poor, orphaned at an early age, and working as a servant. Eva is a naturally gifted and imaginative storyteller who meets people from all stations and walks of life. Though she has no wealth, she trades her stories like currency with people who are kind to her. In this novel, she shares the story of her own life and introduces readers to a diverse and eccentric cast of characters including the Lebanese émigré who befriends her and takes her in; her unfortunate godmother, whose brain is addled by rum and who believes in all the Catholic saints and a few of her own invention; a street urchin who grows into a petty criminal and, later, a leader in the guerrilla struggle; a celebrated transsexual entertainer who instructs her in the ways of the adult world; and a young refugee whose flight from postwar Europe will prove crucial to Eva's fate. As Eva tells her story, Isabel Allende conjures up a whole complex South American nation—the rich, the poor, the simple, and the sophisticated—in a novel replete with character and incident, with drama and comedy and history, with battles and passions, rebellions and reunions, a novel that celebrates the power of imagination to create a better world.

Daughter of Fortune

A Novel

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062254421

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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An orphan raised in Valparaiso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, vivacious young Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849. Entering a rough-and-tumble world of new arrivals driven mad by gold fever, Eliza moves in a society of single men and prostitutes with the help of her good friend and savior, the Chinese doctor Tao Chi'en. California opens the door to a new life of freedom and independence to the young Chilean, and her search for her elusive lover gradually turns into another kind of journey. By the time she finally hears news of him, Eliza must decide who her true love really is.

Portrait in Sepia

A Novel

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006225443X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8125

In nineteenth-century Chile, Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that erases all recollections of the first five years of her life. Raised by her regal and ambitious grandmother Paulina del Valle, Aurora grows up in a privileged environment but is tormented by horrible nightmares. When she is forced to recognize her betrayal at the hands of the man she loves, and to cope with the resulting solitude, she explores the mystery of her past.

Paula

A Memoir

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062254405

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1832

When Isabel Allende's daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and fell into a coma, the author began to write the story of her family for her unconscious child. In the telling, bizarre ancestors appear before our eyes; we hear both delightful and bitter childhood memories, amazing anecdotes of youthful years, and the most intimate secrets passed along in whispers. With Paula, Allende has written a powerful autobiography whose straightforward acceptance of the magical and spiritual worlds will remind readers of her first book, The House of the Spirits.

In the Midst of Winter

A Novel

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501178156

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5427

New York Times and worldwide bestselling author Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. An instant New York Times bestseller, In the Midst of Winter is about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that offers “a timely message about immigration and the meaning of home” (People). During the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, and what at first seems an inconvenience takes a more serious turn when Evelyn comes to his house, seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant, Lucia Maraz, a fellow academic from Chile, for her advice. As these three lives intertwine, each will discover truths about how they have been shaped by the tragedies they witnessed, and Richard and Lucia will find unexpected, long overdue love. Allende returns here to themes that have propelled some of her finest work: political injustice, the art of survival, and the essential nature of—and our need for—love.

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2808001746

Category: Study Aids

Page: 70

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The House of the Spirits with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, a sweeping narrative which chronicles the lives of three generations of the Trueba-del Valle family. As the members of this family grow older, fall in love, develop their own political beliefs and come into conflict with each other, their story provides a constant echo of the rise and fall of the ideologies, traditions and systems that shaped Latin America itself. Isabel Allende is a Chilean writer, and is one of the most popular Spanish-language authors in the world. The House of the Spirits was her debut novel, and its popularity with readers catapulted her to widespread fame when it was published in 1982. Allende was awarded the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 2010 in tribute to her long and varied literary career. Find out everything you need to know about The House of the Spirits in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Never Fall Down

A Novel

Author: Patricia McCormick

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062114425

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1972

This National Book Award nominee from two-time finalist Patricia McCormick is the unforgettable story of Arn Chorn-Pond, who defied the odds to survive the Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979 and the labor camps of the Khmer Rouge. Based on the true story of Cambodian advocate Arn Chorn-Pond, and authentically told from his point of view as a young boy, this is an achingly raw and powerful historical novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace. It includes an author's note and acknowledgments from Arn Chorn-Pond himself. When soldiers arrive in his hometown, Arn is just a normal little boy. But after the soldiers march the entire population into the countryside, his life is changed forever. Arn is separated from his family and assigned to a labor camp: working in the rice paddies under a blazing sun, he sees the other children dying before his eyes. One day, the soldiers ask if any of the kids can play an instrument. Arn's never played a note in his life, but he volunteers. This decision will save his life, but it will pull him into the very center of what we know today as the Killing Fields. And just as the country is about to be liberated, Arn is handed a gun and forced to become a soldier. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

We Were Feminists Once

From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl¨, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement

Author: Andi Zeisler

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610395891

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 5481

Island Beneath the Sea

A Novel

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062002891

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2962

“Allende is a master storyteller at the peak of her powers.” — Los Angeles Times From the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende (Inés of My Soul, The House of the Spirits, Portrait in Sepia) tells the story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny.

Aphrodite

A Memoir of the Senses

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060930179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8360

Under the aegis of the Goddess of Love, Isabel Allende uses her storytelling skills brilliantly in Aphrodite to evoke the delights of food and sex. After considerable research and study, she has become an authority on aphrodisiacs, which include everything from food and drink to stories and, of course, love. Readers will find here recipes from Allende's mother, poems, stories from ancient and foreign literatures, paintings, personal anecdotes, fascinating tidbits on the sensual art of food and its effects on amorous performance, tips on how to attract your mate and revive flagging virility, passages on the effect of smell on libido, a history of alcoholic beverages, and much more. An ode to sensuality that is an irresistible blend of memory, imagination and the senses, Aphrodite is familiar territory for readers who know her fiction.

The Sum of Our Days

A Memoir

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062254464

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2158

In this heartfelt memoir, Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful reality of her own life in the wake of tragic loss—the death of her daughter, Paula. Recalling the past thirteen years from the daily letters the author and her mother, who lives in Chile, wrote to each other, Allende bares her soul in a book that is as exuberant and full of life as its creator. She recounts the stories of the wildly eccentric, strong-minded, and eclectic tribe she gathers around her that becomes a new kind of family. Throughout, Allende shares her thoughts on love, marriage, motherhood, spirituality and religion, infidelity, addiction, and memory. Here, too, are the amazing stories behind Allende’s books, the superstitions that guide her writing process, and her adventurous travels. Ultimately, The Sum of Our Days offers a unique tour of this gifted writer’s inner world and of the relationships that have become essential to her life and her work. Narrated with warmth, humor, exceptional candor, and wisdom, The Sum of Our Days is a portrait of a contemporary family, bound together by the love, fierce loyalty, and stubborn determination of a beloved, indomitable matriarch.

Isabel Allende: Recuerdos para un cuento / Isabel Allende: Memories for a Story

Author: Celia Correas de Zapata

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 9781558855618

Category: Authors, Chilean

Page: 204

View: 5799

Isabel was a lonely girl. She would hide in the basement of her grandparents home in Santiago, Chile. In that dark and musty space, she played among the aged family photos and abandoned furniture. Among the cobwebs, the young Isabel read dust-covered books, through which she discovered the silken threads of fantastical stories, threads that would one day inform the novels of a legendary writer. Isabel Allende: Recuerdos para un cuento/Isabel Allende: Memories for a Story gives readers a glimpse of Isabel Allendes childhood influences. Benatar offers a vivid picture of a unique childhood: bewitched by the séances of her grandmother, enlivened by her own adventurous spirit, and haunted by the silence that descended upon the house after the death of a loved one. With the passage of time, Isabel became the keeper of the family memories, memories that come alive in her writing. This intriguing bilingual picture book not only introduces young readers to the life of an important author of our time but also demonstrates how they, too, can use their experiences to write their own family stories. Isabel Allende is the author of Retrato en sepia (Rayo, 2001), Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses (HarperCollins, 1998), Daughter of Fortune (Harper Collins, 1999), Paula (HarperCollins, 1996), De amor y de sombra (HarperCollins, 1995), El plan infinito (Harper Collins, 1995), Cuentos de Eva Luna (HarperCollins, 1995), and The House of the Spirits (Random House, Inc., 1985).

The Secret Keeper

A Novel

Author: Kate Morton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439152810

Category: Fiction

Page: 484

View: 2892

Withdrawing from a family party to the solitude of her tree house, 16-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking murder that throughout a subsequent half century shapes her beliefs, her acting career and the lives of three strangers from vastly different cultures. By the best-selling author of The Distant Hours. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.

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