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The House of the Spirits

by Isabel Allende

eBooks of the Month Literary Fiction Modern and Contemporary Fiction Translated Fiction

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One of Carol Drinkwater's favourite books.

 

May 2011 Guest Editor Carol Drinkwater on The House of the Spirits...

Since discovering this book, I have bought every Allende, but for me this remains her finest. It recounts the horrors of living under Pinochet’s regime in Chile. At the heart is a family’s story. Allende paints a world that is magical, epic, heartrending, harrowing. A masterpiece.

 

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Spanning four generations, Isabel Allende's family saga is populated by an often eccentric cast of characters. Together, men and women, spirits, the forces of nature and of history, converge in a brlliantly realised novel.

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The House of the Spirits Synopsis

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 brlliantly realised novel.

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The House of the Spirits Press Reviews

A spellbinding saga written around the political history of 20th century Chile. Esteban Trueta, domineering and passionate right-wing politician and his wife Clara, serene and psychic, who predicts the future and communes with the spirits, are the parents of idealistic left-wing children. The bloody coup that results from the flashpoint political situation brings the family together in an extraordinary and unexpected way. A vital and imaginative novel of great power. (Kirkus UK)

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ISBN: 9780552995887
Publication date: 03/02/1994
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552995887
Publication date: 3rd February 1994
Author: Isabel Allende
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Translated Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation,

About Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende was born in Chile, and now lives in California. She worked for many years as a journalist before writing the internationally bestselling novel The House of the Spirits. Since then she has published the equally highly-acclaimed Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Stories of Eva Luna, ‘The Infinite Plan and ‘Paula.

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