The House of the Spirits
The House of the Spirits
A Novel
Isabel Allende

Translated by Magda Bogin


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.

Title The House of the Spirits
Subtitle A Novel
Author Isabel Allende
Translated by Magda Bogin
Publisher Dial Press Trade Paperback
Dewey Classification 813
Title First Published 30 August 2005
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 433 p.
ISBN-10 0553383809
ISBN-13 9780553383805
Publication Date 30 August 2005
Main content page count 433
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $16.00

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