The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, Paperback 1986

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The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, Paperback 1986
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Synopsis
"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER In one of the most important and beloved Latin American works of the twentieth century, Isabel Allende weaves a luminous tapestry of three generations of the Trueba family, revealing both triumphs and tragedies. Here is patriarch Esteban, whose wild desires and political machinations are tempered only by his love for his ethereal wife, Clara, a woman touched by an otherworldly hand. Their daughter, Blanca, whose forbidden love for a man Esteban has deemed unworthy infuriates her father, yet will produce his greatest joy: his granddaughter Alba, a beautiful, ambitious girl who will lead the family and their country into a revolutionary future. "The House of the Spirits" is an enthralling saga that spans decades and lives, twining the personal and the political into an epic novel of love, magic, and fate., Here, in an astonishing debut by a gifted storyteller, is the magnificent saga of proud and passionate men and women and the turbulent times through which they suffer and triumph. They are the Truebas. And theirs is a world you will not want to leave, and one you will not forget. Esteban -- The patriarch, a volatile and proud man whose lust for land is legendary and who is haunted by his tyrannical passion for the wife he can never completely possess. Clara -- The matriarch, elusive and mysterious, who foretells family tragedy and shapes the fortunes of the house of the Truebas. Blanca -- Their daughter, soft-spoken yet rebellious, whose shocking love for the son of her father's foreman fuels Esteban's everlasting contempt... even as it produces the grandchild he adores. Alba -- The fruit of Blanca's forbidden love, a luminous bearty, a fiery and willful woman... the family's break with the past and link to the future., Spanning four generations, Isabel Allende's family saga is populated by a memorable, often eccentric, cast of characters. Together, men and women, spirits, the forces of nature and of history, converge in a brilliantly realised novel.", Translation of: La casa de los espiritus.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0553273914
ISBN-13 9780553273915

Key Details
Author Isabel Allende
Number Of Pages 448 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 1986-07-01
Language English
Publisher Random House Publishing Group
Publication Year 1986

Additional Details
Copyright Date 1985
Original Language Spanish

Dimensions
Weight 8 Oz
Height 1 In.
Width 4.2 In.
Length 6.8 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LCCN 84-048516
Dewey Decimal 863.6/4
Dewey Edition 22

Contributors
Translated by Magda Bogin

Reviews
Reviews "Extraordinary... Powerful... Sharply observant, witty and eloquent." -- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt,The New York Times "Mesmerizing... A novel of force and charm." --The Washington Post "That rarest of successes -- a book about one family and one country that is a book about the world and becomes the world in a book." --Cosmopolitan "Nothing short of astonishing... InThe House Of The SpiritsIsabelle Allende has indeed shown us the relationships between past and present, family and nation, city and country, spiritual and political values. She has done so with enormous imagination, sensitivity, and compassion." -- Jane Futcher,San Francisco Chronicle

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