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The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
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The House of the Spirits (1982)

by Isabel Allende

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La historia de una poderosa familia de terratenientes en algún lugar de América Latina. La casa de los espíritus es una de las obras más importantes de la literatura hispanoamericana, seguidora de la corriente denominada realismo mágico. Narra la historia de la saga de los Trueba y sigue paso a paso el dramático y extravagante destino de unos personajes atrapados en un entorno sorprendente y exótico, que encarnan las tensiones sociales y espirituales y abarca prácticamente todo el siglo XX. Es una novela de impecable pulso estilístico y aguda lucidez histórica y social
  Haijavivi | Jun 3, 2019 |
I love this book. Cannot wait to talk to my best friend about it. ( )
  vhl219 | Jun 1, 2019 |
Excellent book. I enjoyed reading through the generations of family and the history surrounding the times. Esteban Trueba is a character not soon forgotten. ( )
  mcorbink | May 27, 2019 |
Just simply excellent storytelling. While the scope of the work (over 3 generations) is epic, the realization of the work is of a more intimate nature. Love, power, politics and strong (although somewhat eccentric) female characters to go with a strong, visual story and a touch of magical realism ... what else do you really need? ( )
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Primera novela de Isabel Allende, La casa de los espíritus narra la saga de una poderosa familia de terratenientes latinoamericanos. El despótico patriarca Esteban Trueba ha construido, con mano de hierro, un imperio privado que empieza a tambalearse a raíz del paso del tiempo y de un entorno social explosivo. Finalmente, la decadencia personal del patriarca arrastrará a los Trueba a una dolorosa desintegración. Atrapados en unas dramáticas relaciones familiares, los personajes de esta portentosa novela encarnan las tensiones sociales y espirituales de una época que abarca gran parte de este siglo.
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Isabel Allendeprimary authorall editionscalculated
Morino AngeloTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Piloto Di Castri, SoniaTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bogin, MagdaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Botond, AnnelieseTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hitchens, ChristopherIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Juan, AnaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lappi-Seppälä, JyrkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Otter, SaskiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Risvik, KjellTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thompson, MichelleCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Николаева, СусаннаTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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How much does a man live, after all?
Does he live a thousand days, or one only?
For a week, or for several centuries?
How long does a man spend dying?
What does it mean to say "for ever"?

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To my mother, my grandmother,
and all the other extraordinary women
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Barrabás came to us by sea, the child Clara wrote in her delicate calligraphy.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553273914, Mass Market Paperback)

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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The Trueba family embodies strong feelings from the beginning of the 2 through the assassination of Allende in 1973.

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