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The House of the Spirits (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)

Isabel Allende

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ISBN 10: 1400043182 / ISBN 13: 9781400043187
Editore: Everyman's Library, 2005
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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Extraordinary. Powerful. Sharply observant, witty and eloquent." Christopher Lehmann-Haupt,The New York Times "Nothing short of astonishing. InThe House Of The SpiritsIsabelle Allende has indeed shown us the relationships between past and present, family and nation, city and country, spiritual and political values. She has done so with enormous imagination, sensitivity, and compassion." Jane Futcher,San Francisco Chronicle "Spectacular . . . A unique achievement, both personal witness and possible allegory of the past, present, and future of Latin America." The New York Times Book Review "That rarest of successesa book about one family and one country that is a book about the world and becomes the world in a book." Cosmopolitan "The only causeThe House of the Spiritsembraces is that of humanity, and it does so with such passion, humor, and wisdom that in the end it transcends politics . . . The result is a novel of force and charm, spaciousness and vigor." The Washington Post "[Allende] mixes fiction, journalism, and a sense of magic in an epic that qualifies her as one of Latin America's most inspired writers." San Diego Tribune "[Allende is] another remarkable storyteller from a continent blessed with many such enchanters . . . Allende has an affection for her characters quite beyond politics, and an estimable ability to bring them to life." Newsday. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_1400043182

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Chilean writer Isabel Allende?s classic novel is both a richly symbolic family saga and the riveting story of an unnamed Latin American country?s turbulent history.

In a triumph of magic realism, Allende constructs a spirit-ridden world and fills it with colorful and all-too-human inhabitants. The Trueba family?s passions, struggles, and secrets span three generations and a century of violent social change, culminating in a crisis that brings the proud and tyrannical patriarch and his beloved granddaughter to opposite sides of the barricades. Against a backdrop of revolution and counterrevolution, Allende brings to life a family whose private bonds of love and hatred are more complex and enduring than the political allegiances that set them at odds. The House of the Spirits not only brings another nation?s history thrillingly to life, but also makes its people?s joys and anguishes wholly our own.

Dall'editore: 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.

"Extraordinary... Powerful... Sharply observant, witty and eloquent." -- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

"Mesmerizing... A novel of force and charm." -- The Washington Post

"That rarest of successes -- a book about one family and one country that is a book about the world and becomes the world in a book." -- Cosmopolitan

"Nothing short of astonishing... In The House Of The Spirits Isabelle Allende has indeed shown us the relationships between past and present, family and nation, city and country, spiritual and political values. She has done so with enormous imagination, sensitivity, and compassion." -- Jane Futcher, San Francisco Chronicle

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Titolo: The House of the Spirits (Everyman's Library...

Casa editrice: Everyman's Library

Data di pubblicazione: 2005

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: New

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