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The House of the Spirits By Isabel Allende Magda Bogin 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

  • Title: The House of the Spirits
  • Author: Isabel Allende Magda Bogin
  • ISBN: 9780553383805
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback
  • The House of the Spirits By Isabel Allende 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 otherworIn 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.
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    1. Brina on said:

      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 grandmo [...]

    2. Claudia on said:

      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 compl [...]

    3. Emily May on said:

      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 [...]

    4. Kevin Ansbro on said:

      If this world is going to be a better place for our grandchildren and great grandchildren, it will be women who make it so Isabel 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 f [...]

    5. Aubrey on said:

      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 [...]

    6. PorshaJo on said:

      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, and I felt that there was so much heartbreak and tragedy in this story But I kept thinking about this one.even when I was not reading it It is [...]

    7. Ariel on said:

      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 learning about magical realism.Here s my video review of this youtube watch v awofw

    8. Jen on said:

      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 foreshadowing and thematic contrast [...]

    9. Becky on said:

      2.5 stars, actually Still waiting for to give me that half star option Let s be honest, Isabel Allende is chick lit that you re not embarrassed to read on the Metro It s got just enough faux Garcia Marquez, magical realism lite charm to fool people into thinking it s moderately intellectual I don t have a big problem with that as long as people realize what s going on because Allende is a fine storyteller This novel, her first and most famous, is a fairly traditional family saga following three [...]

    10. Saleh MoonWalker on said:

      Onvan The House of the Spirits Nevisande Isabel Allende ISBN 553383809 ISBN13 9780553383805 Dar 448 Safhe Saal e Chap 1982

    11. Perry on said:

      Passions, Politics, Psychics in Three Generations of Chilean FamilyIsabel Allende s stunning saga, The House of the Spirits, spans three generations of the Chilean Trueba family ending a few years after the Sept 11, 1973 government overthrow led by General Pinochet, the awful right wing dictator who, with the U.S govt s support, seized the chance opened upon fears that Marxists would take over Chile.Ms Allende , who to my mind should soon be Chile s 3d Nobel Laureate in Literature, wrote the nov [...]

    12. Alex on said:

      100 Years of Solitude except not boring, is what Isabel Allende s 1982 landmark of magical realism is Like Gabriel Garcia Marquez s epic, it follows several cyclic generations of a family through the history of a country But it has an immediacy that 100 Years, with its frustrating mist, lacks the story is better It s a better book it s the best book in the magical realism genre I ve read.South American literature is different from the rest no, seriously, it is, I know that s a huge generalizatio [...]

    13. BrokenTune on said:

      Nana had the idea that a good fright might make the child speak, and spent nine years inventing all sorts of desperate strategies for frightening Clara, the end result of which was to immunize the girl forever against terror and surprise Soon Clara was afraid of nothing She was unmoved by the sudden appearance of the most livid and undernourished monsters in her room, or by the knock of devils and vampires at her bedroom window Nana dressed up as a headless pirate, as the executioner of the Towe [...]

    14. stephanie on said:

      haha, so my sopho honors english teacher decided he wanted to read a book with us for the first time, so he asked our department head to recommend a book we all died, because mr wells could not deal with talking about sex, and mr hackling knew this, and he assigned this book i mean, a couple of pages in, there s all this graphic rape in the fields going on and then there s the creepy ass count i really loved the book though it s layered, it s complex, it s beautiful the imagery is some of the b [...]

    15. Lamski Kikita on said:

      Allende s first and best work of art The story of three generations of Trueba women that tells the history of a nation During the first 10 pages I was thinking to myself that there is way too much similarity on so many levels to One Hundred Years of Solitude, but why not, since it s the bible of Latin American magical realism In addition to Clara, the second Del Valle daughter who forsaw the future, communicated with spirits, and moved objects without touching them, and Blanca, her daughter who [...]

    16. Antonio on said:

      El pasado y el futuro eran parte de la misma cosa y la realidad del presente era un caleidoscopio de espejos desordenados, donde todo pod a ocurrirLa casa de los esp ritus es la historia de varias generaciones de una familia, donde el pasado, el futuro y el presente se entrelazan, a veces volvi ndose indistinguibles, es similar en muchos aspectos a Cien a os de soledad aunque en mi pensar no es una copia, y tiene m ritos por contar una historia diferente, aunque utilice el mismo recurso de Reali [...]

    17. Markus on said:

      The House of the Spirits has a lot of aspects I normally wouldn t even consider reading about, and I only started reading this book because it is a famous classic that s been recommended to me several times before I usually don t like historical fiction set in a modern period, and I am very skeptical towards the concept of a family saga , which is the major theme here Nevertheless, rating this anything lower than five stars would be a great injustice to one of the absolute best books ever writte [...]

    18. Nancy on said:

      I really wish I could say this is an amazing book, worthy of so much thoughtful praises, etc but that would just be a lie Given how much I enjoy good writing and this book definitely has it all, like a beautifully crafted essay that speaks with prominent characters and conflicts between generations of families it s kind of weird for me to say this book is just okay I mean, the only thing I like from this entire book is the language the metaphors, descriptions, the lines that sound so poetic and [...]

    19. Phrynne on said:

      One of the problems with a family saga is that people inevitably have to get old and die and sometimes when the best character goes the story loses its focus I enjoyed a lot of this book but felt that when one main character left the scene she was not really replaced by any of the others and my interest waned I read on to the end but did not really become involved in the final chapters at all Still a good book and I can understand why it is a favorite for many people.

    20. Chiara Pagliochini on said:

      Ogni tanto ho la sensazione che questo l ho gi vissuto e che ho gi scritto queste stesse parole, ma capisco che non sono io, bens un altra donna, che aveva preso appunti sui quaderni affinch io me ne servissi Scrivo, lei ha scritto, che la memoria fragile e il corso di una vita molto breve e tutto avviene cos in fretta, che non riusciamo a vedere il rapporto tra gli eventi, non possiamo misurare le conseguenze delle azioni, crediamo nella finzione del tempo, nel presente, nel passato, nel futuro [...]

    21. Luís C. on said:

      The House of the Spirits, a book we were advised one college professor by telling us simply It s a fun book This advice I followed While few years later proves to be notified.Now that is my turn, I ll try to be explicit than has been the teacher That I thank The House of the Spirits is a novel that has it all It is a family saga with the right amount of love and tragedy, which mingles the upheavals experienced by the Chilean company in the second half of the twentieth century This is mostly the [...]

    22. Chiara on said:

      Clara aveva dieci anni quando decise che non valeva la pena di parlare e si chiuse nel mutismo.Bello, bello, bellissimo, bellissimissimo La casa degli spiriti uno di quei libri che non avrei mai voluto finire di leggere, uno di quelli che non riuscir mai a togliere dai cassetti della memoria, uno dei pochi di cui mi ricordo infiniti dettagli a distanza di anni dalla lettura.All inizio sono rimasta stregata da Clara, ma poi arrivata Blanca poi era il turno di Alba E poi, infine, mi sono trovata a [...]

    23. Pamela Colin on said:

      Porque mi venganza no ser a m s que otra parte del mismo rito inexorable.Mi rese a completa descubretuhistoriaenunlibro.w Tremenda novela Una historia muy bien escrita, desgarradora y maravillosa Con sus tintes de amor, pasi n, fidelidad, injusticia, machismo, violencia, muerte, vida El ep logo ha sido tan bonito y desolador a la vez Comprendi que se estaba muriendo en vida porque para l la libertad era m s importante que el amor

    24. Garrett on said:

      Wow, what a remarkable novel All over the book s jacket and in online reviews you ll find comparisons to Marquez s 100 Years of Solitude rightfully so, I think Both novels span decades and generations of families and are written in the magical realism style.I can t say that I loved 100 Years of Solitude, but The House of the Spirits is certainly the best book I ve read this year, my favorite book I ve read this year.I loved each character, particularly the women whose lives are the subject of th [...]

    25. Ninoska Goris on said:

      Narra la historia de la vida de Esteban Trueba, su mujer, hijos y nietos, en la que los personajes siguen existiendo a n despu s de muertos.

    26. Un té con Ceres on said:

      Este libro siempre estuvo en mi casa e Isabel Allende es la escritora favorita de mi madre y no pod a posponer m s esta lectura Desde peque a me hice una idea de su trama solo por su t tulo y nada tiene que ver con la historia que me he encontrado Me ha fascinado esta historia y la he disfrutado conociendo la vida de cada uno de los personajes, todos con sus peculiaridades y narrado de forma impecable 4 generaciones que nos muestran como los actos de uno pueden tener consecuencias muchos a os de [...]

    27. Sue on said:

      I ve not read much in the area of magical realism except for my aborted attempt to read Borges Ficciones This was a much successful reading experience I believe because it was grounded in an historical time experience that interests me the coming to power of the Socialist government of Salvador Allende and it s eventual overthrow by coup.My experience of the book seems to have been opposite some others from what I have seen in some reviews While I found the first half to be OK with some very in [...]

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