The House of the Spirits



In One Of The Most Important And Beloved Latin American Works Of The Twentieth Century, Isabel Allende Weaves A Luminous Tapestry Of Three Generations Of The Trueba Family, Revealing Both Triumphs And Tragedies Here Is Patriarch Esteban, Whose Wild Desires And Political Machinations Are Tempered Only By His Love For His Ethereal Wife, Clara, A Woman Touched By An Otherworldly Hand Their Daughter, Blanca, Whose Forbidden Love For A Man Esteban Has Deemed Unworthy Infuriates Her Father, Yet Will Produce His Greatest Joy His Granddaughter Alba, A Beautiful, Ambitious Girl Who Will Lead The Family And Their Country Into A Revolutionary Future The House Of The Spirits Is An Enthralling Saga That Spans Decades And Lives, Twining The Personal And The Political Into An Epic Novel Of Love, Magic, And Fate.The House of the Spirits

Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean American novelist Allende, who writes in the magic realism tradition, is considered one of the first successful women novelists in Latin America She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together She has lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at s Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean American novelist Allende, who writes in the magic realism tradition, is considered one of the first successful women novelists in Latin America She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together She has lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at several US colleges She currently resides in California with her husband Allende adopted U.S citizenship in 2003

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  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • The House of the Spirits
  • Isabel Allende
  • English
  • 13 May 2019
  • 0553383809

10 thoughts on “The House of the Spirits

  1. says:

    House of the Spirits started my love affair with Isabel Allende s writing twenty years ago I remember how the first line Barrabas came to us from the sea left me captivated and eager to read on In college, I was fortunate that La Casa de los Espiritus was required reading for one of my classes, so I read the prose a second time in Spanish Allende s writing is exceptional in both languages Recently, I completed Allende s memoir The Sum of Our Days She reveals that Clara represents her own House of the Spirits started my love affair with Isabel Allende s writing twenty years ago I remember how the first line Barrabas came to us from the sea left me captivated and eager to read on In college, I was fortunate that La Casa de los Espiritus was required reading for one of my classes, so I read the prose a second time in Spanish Allende s writing is exceptional in both languages Recently, I completed Allende s memoir The Sum of Our Days She reveals that Clara represents her own grandmother she also had the gift of being clairvoyant and communicating with all the spirits that entered h...

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    Gabriel Garcia Marquez comparisons aside, it s hard to review this book without references to the magical realism and the narrative styles of Latin America I truly believe that anyone not familiar with the above mentioned, would likely be a bit thrown, even put off by these influences Still, this is a brilliantly written story, epic in its truest sense Covering four generations of women with a man as the common thread between them , it races through the simplicity of the old world into the c Gabriel Garcia Marquez comparisons aside, it s hard to review this book w...

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    When I was a kid, me and my brother used to spend most weekends at our grandparents house And most of those weekends we would watch one of the same two movies on the good ol VCR Steel Magnolias and The House of the Spirits No one seems to know the latter movie when I mention it, but it starred a bunch of impressive names Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Antonio Banderas and Winona Ryder My memory might be painting a better picture than the truth, but me and my brother LOVED the mov When I was a kid, me and my brother used to spend most weekends at our grandparents house And most of those weekends we would watch one of the same two movies on the good ol VCR Steel Magnolias and The House of the Spirits No one seems to know the latter movie when I mention it, but it starred a bunch of impressive names Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Antonio Banderas and Winona Ryder My memory might be painting a better picture than the truth, but me and my brother LOVED the movie.So it really kinda amazes me that it took so long for me to get my hands o...

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    If this world is going to be a better place for our grandchildren and great grandchildren, it will be women who make it soIsabel Allende.Phewee The House of the Spirits is a tumultuous epic which chronicles four generations of two extraordinary families.The eponymous house is large it boasts three courtyards and a Chil an version of the Addams Family.Imagine too, if you will, Barrab s the somewhat unnatural domesticated dog horse, who was ill advisedly fed olive oil until he covered the hIf this world is going to be a better place for our grandchildren and great grandchildren, it will be women who make it soIsabel Allende.Phewee The House of the Spirits is a tumultuous epic which chronicles four generations of two extraordinary families.The eponymous house is large it boasts three courtyards and a Chil an version of the Addams Family.Imagine too, if you will, Barrab s the somewhat unnatural domesticated dog horse, who was ill advisedly fed olive oil until he covered the house from top to bottom with diarrhoea Blurrgh Following in the giant footsteps of Gabriel Garc a M rquez, Allende lets rip with her own brand of el realismo m gico.Strong female roles abound in this captivating story from Rosa who has the maritime grace of a mermaid to Clara the soothsayer, whose apocalyptic visions include exploding horses and cows that are hurle...

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    4.5 5Esteban, Trueba,how does your childhood grow With fear and guilt and such hard workand a love that leaves you low.In thoughts of grief and thoughts of rage,and a slump of of broken land,you will rape your heart out, Esteban,set life to your demand.Clara, Clara, clairvoyant,how does your marriage keep With magic silent and so near,to where your children sleep.When tragedy has struck your home,and the bull is in the shop,reality will find you there,your disengagement stop.Humans, humans, high 4.5 5Esteban, Trueba,how does your childhood grow With fear and guilt and such hard workand a love that leaves you low.In thoughts of grief and thoughts of rage,and a slump of of broken land,you will rape your heart out, Esteban,set life to your demand.Clara, Clara, clairvoyant,how does your marriage keep With magic silent and so near,to where your children sleep.When tragedy has struck your home,and the bull is in the shop,reality will find you there,your disengagement stop.Humans, humans, high and low,what does your life move toward To riches spun in paradise,And poor ones marching forward.When man must strain for food and work,and women for their life,the wealth grows lazy in its keep,and te...

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    Wow If you look up epic family dramas, sweeping sagas you are sure to find the The House of the Spirits at the top of the list It s hard to capture what this book covers as it covers so much The story of the three generations of the Trueba family How their lives have changed over many, many years Their loves, grief, joy, family, politics, greed, desires, andI felt that there was so much heartbreak and tragedy in this story But I kept thinking about this one.even when I was not Wow If you look up epic family dramas, sweeping...

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    I have never in my life read a book where SO MUCH HAPPENS AY Generation after generation of DEATH AND DESTRUCTION, AMIRITE I seriously don t know how to rate this book Personally it wasn t a favourite, I found myself overwhelmed and bombarded with so much tragedy and injustice and found no love in any of the characters, but I really appreciated so much of what happened and really enjoyed learningabout magical realism.Here s my video review of this I have never in my life read a book where SO MUCH HAPPENS AY Generation after gener...

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    This took me some time to read as I wanted to savour it for as long as possible and not have it end This is my first Allende novel which depicts an epic story of a Latin American family that spans 3 generations Weaved throughout are hints of mysticism, history, political unrest, cultural richness along with vivid descriptions of a cast of characters in which some evoke ethereal auras and others violent furies.Allende s masterful style of writing is lavish with for...

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