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Allende, Isabel

Works: 598 works in 6,674 publications in 37 languages and 137,264 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Adventure stories  Suspense fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Interviewee, Contributor, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Actor, Other, Honoree, Editor, Speaker, wpr, Dedicatee
Classifications: PQ8098.1.L54, 863.64
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The house of the spirits by Isabel Allende( Book )

789 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 22 languages and held by 10,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trueba family embodies strong feelings. This family saga starts at the beginning of the 20th century and continues through the assassination of Allende in 1973
Daughter of fortune : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

283 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 7,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"So begins Isabel Allende's new novel, Daughter of Fortune, her most ambitious work of fiction yet. As we follow her spirited heroine on a perilous journey north in the hold of a ship to the rough-and-tumble world of San Francisco and northern California, we enter a world whose newly arrived inhabitants are driven mad by gold fever. A society of single men and prostitutes among whom Eliza moves - with the help of her good friend and savior, the Chinese doctor Tao Chi'en - California opens the door to a new life of freedom and independence for the young Chilean. Her search for the elusive Joaquin gradually turns into another kind of journey that transforms her over time, and what began as a search for love ends up as the conquest of personal freedom. By the time she finally hears news of him, Eliza must decide who her true love really is."--Jacket
Eva Luna by Isabel Allende( Book )

477 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 22 languages and held by 5,781 WorldCat member 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--Résumé de l'éditeur
The stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende( Book )

350 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 5,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva Luna, entwined with her lover in bed, is asked to tell him a story "you have never told anyone before". As she relates a tale of twenty-three interwoven parts, she knits a kaleidoscopic portrait of the people and landscape of South America. Here are guerrillas and fortune-tellers, tyrants and great beauties, whores and peasants. These are stories of poverty and politics, passion and pain, tragedy and comedy
Of love and shadows by Isabel Allende( Book )

427 editions published between 919 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 5,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irene Beltran, a reporter for a women's magazine in a Latin American country, and Francisco Leal, a photographer and a clandestine worker in the resistance, uncover a hideous crime that challenges the official terrorism of their country's military dictatorship
Island beneath the sea : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

104 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 4,598 WorldCat member 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
The infinite plan : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

246 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 4,347 WorldCat member 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
Zorro : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

81 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 3,848 WorldCat member 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
Portrait in sepia : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

106 editions published between 1899 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,839 WorldCat member 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."--The publisher
Ripper : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

96 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco through Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world"--
The Japanese lover : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

38 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 3,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende comes an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from present-day San Francisco to Poland and the United States during WWII. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis and the world goes to war, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There she meets Ichimei Fukuda, the son of the family's Japanese gardener, and between them a tender love blossoms. Following Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart when Ichimei and his family - like thousands of Japanese Americans - are declared enemies by the US government and relocated to internment camps. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the older woman and her grandson, Seth, at Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, and learn about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years."--
Aphrodite : a memoir of the senses by Isabel Allende( Book )

145 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,204 WorldCat member 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
Inés of my soul by Isabel Allende( Book )

41 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 3,062 WorldCat member 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
Maya's notebook : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

34 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of her beloved grandfather, nineteen-year-old Maya Vidal, turning to drugs, alcohol, and petty crimes, becomes trapped in a war between assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol, until her grandmother helps her escape to the remote island of Chiloé, off coast of Chile where she tries to make sense of her life. Maya, a young American on the run records in her diary her adjustment to a new country, her drug problems, her romantic life, and other developments
In the midst of winter : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

30 editions published between 17 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 2,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn, 60-year-old human rights scholar Richard Bowmaster hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes a far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz, a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile, for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia
City of the beasts by Isabel Allende( Book )

55 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,422 WorldCat member 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
La ciudad de las bestias by Isabel Allende( Book )

150 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,742 WorldCat member 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
Retrato en sepia : novela by Isabel Allende( Book )

119 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrada en la voz de una joven mujer, e;sta es una magni;fica novela histórica situada a finales del siglo XIX en Chile, y una portentosa saga familiar en la que reencontramos algunos personajes de Hija de la fortuna y de La casa de los espiritus, novelas cumbres en la obra de Isabel Allende. El tema principal es la memoria y los secretos de familia. La protagonista, Aurora del Valle, sufre un trauma brutal que determina su carácter y borra de su mente los primeros cinco años de su vida. Criada por su ambiciosa abuela, Paulina del Valle, crece en un ambiente privilegiado, libre de muchas de las limitaciones que oprimen a las mujeres de su epoca, pero atormentada por horribles pesadillas. Cuando debe afrontar la traición del hombre que ama y la soledad, decide explorar el misterio de su pasado. Una obra de extraordinaria dimensión humana que eleva la narrativa de la autora a cotas de perfección literaria
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,598 WorldCat member 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
Inés del alma mía : una novela by Isabel Allende( Book )

98 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on meticulous research, this novel tells the life story of Inés Suárez. It is the 16th century, and the conquest of America has just begun. Inés is a poor seamstress in Spain. When her husband disappears for the New World, she sets out in search of him, escaping her claustrophobic life. In Peru, she learns that her husband is dead, but quickly begins a love affair with Pedro de Validivia, Francisco Pizarro's marshal. Valdivia dreams of succeeding where others have failed--in the conquest of Chile. Although it is said that there is no gold there and that the warriors are fierce, this only inspires Valdivia more, since he seeks glory rather than riches. Together, the lovers will found the city of Santiago and wage bloody war against the Chilean natives
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Daughter of fortune : a novel
Alternative Names
Ālanda, Īzābal 1942-

Alénde, Isabel' 1942-

ʾAlindī, ʾĪzābīl 1942-

Aljende, Isabel 1942-

Aljende, Isabella 1942-

Aljende, Izabela 1942-


Allende Bussi, Isabel 1945-

Allende Bussi, María Isabel 1945-

Allende, Isabel

Allende, Isabel 1942-

Allende, Isabell

Allende, Isabell 1942-

Allende Llona Isabel 1942-....

Allende Llona, Isabel Angélica 1942-

Allīndī, Iyzābīl 1942-

Allīndī, Īzābīl 1942-

Alʹliyindī, Īzābīl

Bussi, María Isabel Allende 1945-

Isabel Allende Chilean Novelist

Isabel Allende Chilean writer

Isabel Allende chilei író és újságíró

Isabel Allende chilenische Schriftstellerin

Isabel Allende chilijska pisarka

Isabel Allende ĉilia verkistino

Isabel Allende écrivaine chilienne

Isabel Allende escriptora xilena

Isabel Allende escritora chilena

Isabel Allende la città delle bestie

Isabel Allende Llona chilská spisovatelka

Isabel Allende schrijfster

Isabel Allende scriitoare chiliană

Isabel Allende scrittrice cilena

Isabel Allende Tšiili kirjanik

Isabel Allendeová

Isabel Alýende

Isabella Allende

İzabel Alyende

Izabella Aljende

Līndī, Īzābīl al- 1942-

Llona, Isabel Allende

Llona Isabel Allende 1942-....

Pan con shorizo shileno

Ιζαμπέλ Αλιέντε χιλιανή συγγραφέας και δημοσιογράφος

Ισαμπέλ Αγιέντε

Альенде, Изабель

Альенде, Исабель 1942-

Изабела Аљенде

Изабела Аљенде чилеанска књижевница

Исабел Алиенде

Исабель Альенде

Исабель Альенде чилийская писательница, племянница Сальвадора Альенде

Ізабель Альєнде

Ісабель Альендэ

Ісабэль Альлендэ

Իզաբել Ալենդե

איזבל איינדה

איזבל איינדה סופרת צ'יליאני

איינדה, איזבל

אינדה, איזבל, 1942-

الليندي، ايزابيل

إيزابيل ألليندى، 1942-

إيزابيل الليندي كاتبة تشيلية

إيزابيل أيندي

ایزابل آلنداٛ

ایزابل آلنده ژورنالیست و نویسنده شیلیایی

ਇਜ਼ਾਬੇਲ ਅਲੈਂਦੇ

아옌데, 이사벨 1942-

이사벨 아옌데

アジェンデ, イサベル



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