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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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

Review: The House of the Spirits

Nutzerbericht  - Lisa - Goodreads

At least I discovered that the genre of magic/realism isn't for me. But, even putting genre aside, the only redeeming quality for me was some of the prose and the some touching portrayals of the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: The House of the Spirits

Nutzerbericht  - Michiel - Goodreads

Somehow, Allende keeps occupying a secret spot in my heart. Nearly every time I actually read one of her books, I'm left disappointed (with the notable exception of Eva Luna). Is the book that (2 ... 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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