Most widely held works about Isabel Allende
Most widely held works by Isabel Allende
The house of the spirits by Isabel Allende ( Book )
448 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 31 languages and held by 4,613 libraries worldwide
The Trueba family embodies strong feelings from the beginning of the 2 through the assassination of Allende in 1973.
Daughter of fortune : a novel by Isabel Allende ( Book )
193 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 25 languages and held by 4,583 libraries worldwide
A Chilean woman searches for her lover in the goldfields of 1840s California. Arriving as a stowaway, Eliza finances her search with various jobs, including playing the piano in a brothel.
Portrait in sepia : a novel by Isabel Allende ( Book )
161 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 23 languages and held by 3,437 libraries worldwide
"Recounted in the voice of a young woman in search of her roots, Portrait in Sepia is a novel about memory and family secrets. Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that shapes her character and erases from her mind all recollection of the first five years of her life. Raised by her ambitious grandmother, the regal and commanding Paulina del Valle, she grows up in a privileged environment, free of the limitations that circumscribe the lives of women at that time, but tormented by horrible nightmares. When she is forced to recognize her betrayal at the hands of the man she loves, and to cope with the resulting solitude, she decides to explore the mystery of her past."--BOOK JACKET.
Paula by Isabel Allende ( Book )
294 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 24 languages and held by 3,377 libraries worldwide
Paula is a soul-baring memoir, which, like a novel of suspense, one reads without drawing a breath. The point of departure for these moving pages is a tragic personal experience. In December 1991, Isabel Allende's daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and shortly thereafter fell into a coma. During months in the hospital, the author began to write the story of her family for her unconscious daughter. In the telling, bizarre ancestors appear before our eyes; we hear both delightful and bitter childhood memories, amazing anecdotes of youthful years, the most intimate secrets passed along in whispers. Chile, Allende's native land, comes alive as well, with the turbulent history of the military coup of 1973, the ensuing dictatorship, and her family's years of exile. As an exorcism of death, in these pages Isabel Allende explores the past and questions the gods.
Eva Luna by Isabel Allende ( Book )
282 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 27 languages and held by 3,137 libraries worldwide
Born in the back room of the mansion where her mother toils, and herself in service from an early age, the enchanting and ever-enchanted Eva Luna escapes oppression through story telling. Rolf Carle flees Germany for South America, and ultimately works as a documentary film maker, to escape childhood memories of burying the concentration camp dead.
Zorro : a novel by Isabel Allende ( Book )
64 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 3,079 libraries worldwide
Witnessing the injustices against Native Americans by European settlers from childhood, Diego de la Vega, the son of an aristocratic Spanish landowner and a Shoshone mother, returns to California from school in Spain to reclaim the hacienda on which he was raised to seek justice for the weak and helpless. A swashbuckling adventure story that reveals for the first time how Diego de la Vega became the masked man we all know so well Born in southern California late in the eighteenth century, Diego de la Vega is a child of two worlds. His father is an aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner; his mother, a Shoshone warrior. At the age of sixteen, Diego is sent to Spain, a country chafing under the corruption of Napoleonic rule. He soon joins La Justicia, a secret underground resistance movement devoted to helping the powerless and the poor. Between the New World and the Old, the persona of Zorro is formed, a great hero is born, and the legend begins. After many adventures -- duels at dawn, fierce battles with pirates at sea, and impossible rescues -- Diego de la Vega, a.k.a. Zorro, returns to America to reclaim the hacienda on which he was raised and to seek justice for all who cannot fight for it themselves.
Inés of my soul by Isabel Allende ( Book )
102 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 15 languages and held by 3,036 libraries worldwide
Born into a poor Spanish family in the sixteenth century, Inés leaves Spain for the New World to find her missing husband. There she discovers that he's been killed and soon begins a love affair with Pedro de Valdivia, a war hero and field marshall to Francisco Pizarro. Together Inés and Pedro build the new city of Santiago and wage a bloody, ruthless war against the native Chileans.
The stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende ( Book )
210 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 18 languages and held by 2,948 libraries worldwide
When her lover asks her to tell him a story, Eva Luna complies with this collection of tales .
Of love and shadows by Isabel Allende ( Book )
253 editions published between 0919 and 2011 in 22 languages and held by 2,898 libraries worldwide
Isabel Allende transports us to a Latin American country in the grip of a military dictatorship, where Irene Beltran, an upperclass journalist, and Francisco Leal, a photographer son of a Marxist professor together discover a hideous crime. They also discover how far they dare go in search of the truth in a nation of terror . . . and how very much they risk.
The infinite plan : a novel by Isabel Allende ( Book )
146 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 16 languages and held by 2,814 libraries worldwide
The story weaves a vivid and engrossing tale of one man's search for love and his struggle to come to terms with a childhood of poverty and neglect. As he journeys from the Hispanic barrio in Los Angeles to the killing fields of Vietnam to the frenetic life of a lawyer in San Francisco, Gregory Reeves loses himself in an illusory and wrongheaded quest. Only when he circles back to his roots does he find the love and acceptance he has been looking for.
City of the beasts by Isabel Allende ( Book )
140 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 18 languages and held by 2,715 libraries worldwide
When fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his individualistic grandmother on an expedition to find a humanoid Beast in the Amazon, he experiences ancient wonders and a supernatural world as he tries to avert disaster for the Indians.
Island beneath the sea : a novel by Isabel Allende ( Book )
36 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,619 libraries worldwide
"The story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny in a society where that would seem impossible"--Provided by publisher.
My invented country : a nostalgic journey through Chile by Isabel Allende ( Book )
142 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 14 languages and held by 2,480 libraries worldwide
The author explores the landscapes and people of her native country; recounts the 1973 assassination of her uncle, which caused her to go into exile; and shares her experiences as an immigrant in post-September 11 America.
The sum of our days by Isabel Allende ( Book )
95 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,272 libraries worldwide
In this memoir, Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful reality of her own life in the wake of tragic loss--the death of her daughter, Paula. Recalling the past thirteen years from the daily letters the author and her mother, who lives in Chile, wrote to each other, Allende ... recounts the stories of the wildly eccentric, strong-minded, and eclectic tribe she gathers around her that becomes a new kind of family. Throughout, Allende shares her thoughts on love, marriage, motherhood, spirituality and religion, infidelity, addiction, and memory. Here, too, are the amazing stories behind Allende's books, the superstitions that guide her writing process, and her adventurous travels.--From amazon.com.
Aphrodite : a memoir of the senses by Isabel Allende ( Book )
96 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 18 languages and held by 2,241 libraries worldwide
"Blending personal reminiscence with folklore from around the world, historical legends, and memorable moments from literature--erotic and otherwise--Allende spices her narrative with equal portions of humor and insight.... A personal ode to the pleasures of food and sex, Aphrodite celebrates the sensual life with joy and imagination."--Jacket. The final third of the book offers recipes for sauces, hors d'oeuvres, soups, appetizers, main courses, and desserts.
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende ( Book )
99 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 16 languages and held by 2,025 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his grandmother, a writer for a geography magazine, to the remote Forbidden Kingdom in the Himalayas to help locate a sacred statue of a golden dragon before it is stolen by a greedy outsider.
Forest of the Pygmies by Isabel Allende ( Book )
76 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 15 languages and held by 1,758 libraries worldwide
Eighteen-year-old Alexander Cold and his grandmother travel to Africa on an elephant-led safari, but discover a corrupt world of poaching and slavery.
Zorro : una novela by Isabel Allende ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 969 libraries worldwide
Nacido en 1795 en la California hispana, Diego de la Vega está atrapado entre dos mundos. Su padre es militar convertido en próspero hacendado, su madre es guerrera indígena y su abuela materna es la sabia chamán de su tribu. Del primero, Diego aprende las virtudes de un hidalgo, mientras su madre y su abuela lo inician en las tradiciones indígenas. Desde la niñez se da cuenta de las injusticias que soportan los indios a mano de los colonos europeos. Diego se hace hombre en Barcelona, justamente cuando España soporta una cruenta guerra. Le toca de todo, desde duelos a muerte hasta enamorarse a primera vista, huir con una tribu de gitanos, ser secuestrado por piratas y, sobre todo, enfrentarse al hombre que habrá de ser su peor enemigo. Por ultimo regresa a California a reclamar la hacienda donde nació e impartir justicia, luchando por los indefensos.
Conversations with Isabel Allende by Isabel Allende ( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Contains primary source material.
Paths of resistance : the art and craft of the political novel ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
Adventure and adventurers Adventure stories Allende, Isabel Allende family Amazon River Valley Aphrodisiacs Argentina Audiobooks Authors, Chilean Authors, Chilean--Family relationships Biography California California--Los Angeles Caribbean Area Chile Chilean literature Coup d'état (Chile : 1973) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Elephants Families Fiction Gold mines and mining Grandmothers Haiti Hispanic Americans Historical fiction History Indians of South America Interviews Juvenile works Kenya Large type books Latin America Literary collections Love stories Manners and customs Plantation life Poaching Racially mixed women September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) Short stories, Argentine Social history Spanish American literature Suárez, Inés,--1507 (ca.)-1580 Sugar plantations Supernatural Translations Women authors, Chilean Women slaves Zorro (Fictitious character)
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