The House of the Spirits
Bantam Books, 1986 - 433 Seiten
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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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - 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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - 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