The House of the Spirits

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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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Nutzerbericht  - rainpebble - LibraryThing

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende; {acquired prior to LT}; (4*) The House of Spirits is quite an odd novel covering four generations of the same family. (The character of Clara is so very ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - sushicat - LibraryThing

This is the story of three generations of Trueba women. Though under the reign of the choleric patriarch Esteban Trueba, whose mansion in the capital and his estate in the countryside are the main ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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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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