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The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende
The House of the Spirits
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553383805 (0553383809)
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Series: Tripartite (#3)
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Calyre
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L'imagination populaire et l'ignorance où l'on était de sa race conférèrent à Barrabás des caractéristiques mythologiques. On racontait qu'il n'avait cessé de grandir et que si la barbarie d'un boucher n'avait mis fin à ses jours, il eût fini par atteindre la taille d'un chameau. Les gens le croyaie...
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1.0 Not For Me--DNF at 25 Percent or Page 125
I just looked at when I started this book and have to say it's really sad it took me this long to through in the towel. I already could tell as soon as I started the writing was going to drive me bonkers, but it became too much for me to overcome in the end and I stopped reading at 26 percent, or pa...
BrokenTune
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5.0 The House of the Spirits
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 sudd...
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0.0 Halloween Book Bingo 2016: Ninth Update – Catch-Up Post and BINGOS No. 6-9
So, after having spent the past weekend and the better part of last night and today tying up half a dozen half-finished bingo reads that, naturally, hadn't shown any progress whatsoever while I was exiled on planet work overload, for the time being I'm back on track. And thus I am happy to finally ...
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0.0 Halloween Book Bingo 2016: Ninth Update – Catch-Up Post and BINGOS No. 6-9
So, after having spent the past weekend and the better part of last night and today tying up half a dozen half-finished bingo reads that, naturally, hadn't shown any progress whatsoever while I was exiled on planet work overload, for the time being I'm back on track. And thus I am happy to finally ...
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