The House of the Spirits

Bantam Books, 1986 - 433 Seiten
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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.

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Such a beautiful book with trully engaging story lines. - LibraryThing
I found her pace and plot to be really frustrating. - LibraryThing
Allende's writing is beautiful and powerful. - LibraryThing
The ending of this novel is brutal. - LibraryThing
The plot is intricate and compelling. - LibraryThing
Her writing is also very descriptive and vivid. - LibraryThing

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Nutzerbericht  - mclesh - LibraryThing

As I read the last few pages of this novel, I felt myself on the verge of weeping at the sheer enormity of the emotions I felt in this epic story of a family and a nation's political changes. The ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - nmhale - LibraryThing

Allende's engrossing family epic traces the history of a family through three generations, focused primarily on a trio of strong female women in the Trueba family. The novel actually opens with the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Über den Autor (1986)

Born in Peru, Isabel Allende is Chilean. She was a journalist for many years and began to write fiction in 1981. The result was the worldwide bestseller The House of the Spirits, which was followed by the equally successful Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Stories of Eva Luna, and Daughter of Fortune. Long a resident of Caracas, she now makes her home in San Rafael, California.

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