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Isabel Allende

Autor(a) de The House of the Spirits

109+ Works 71,852 Membros 1,764 Críticas 312 Favorited

About the Author

Isabel Allende was born in 1942 in Lima, Peru, the daughter of a Chilean diplomat. When her parents separated, young Isabel moved with her mother to Chile, where she spent the rest of her childhood. She married at the age of 19 and had two children, Paula and Nicolas. Her uncle was Salvador mostrar mais Allende, the president of Chile. When he was overthrown in the coup of 1973, she fled Chile, moving to Caracas, Venezuela. While living in Venezuela, Allende began writing her novels, many of them exploring the close family bonds between women. Her first novel, The House of the Spirits, has been translated into 27 languages, and was later made into a film. She then wrote Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, and The Stories of Eva Luna, all set in Latin America. The Infinite Plan was her first novel to take place in the United States. She explores the issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees in her novel, In The Midst of Winter. In Paula, Allende wrote her memoirs in connection with her daughter's illness and death. She delved into the erotic connections between food and love in Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses. In addition to writing books, Allende has worked as a TV interviewer, magazine writer, school administrator, and a secretary at a U.N. office in Chile. She received the 1996 Harold Washington Literacy Award. She lives in California. Her title Maya's Notebook made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) Isabel Allende Llona (b. 1942), Chilean born novelist (US citizen since 2003). Do not confuse with María Isabel Allende Bussi (b. 1945), daughter of former Chilean president Salvador Allende; cousin of the novelist.

Image credit: Photo by Robert Birnbaum (courtesy of the photographer)


Obras por Isabel Allende

The House of the Spirits (1982) 13,600 exemplares
Daughter of Fortune (1998) 8,577 exemplares
Eva Luna (1987) 4,985 exemplares
Portrait in Sepia (2000) 4,131 exemplares
Paula (1994) 3,910 exemplares
City of the Beasts (2002) 3,398 exemplares
Zorro (2004) 3,333 exemplares
Of Love and Shadows (1984) 3,105 exemplares
The Stories of Eva Luna (1989) 2,848 exemplares
Inés of My Soul (2006) 2,575 exemplares
Island Beneath the Sea (2009) 2,429 exemplares
The Infinite Plan (1991) 2,344 exemplares
My Invented Country (2003) 2,075 exemplares
The Japanese Lover (2015) 1,927 exemplares
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (2004) 1,716 exemplares
Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses (1998) 1,590 exemplares
A Long Petal of the Sea (2019) 1,537 exemplares
The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir (2008) 1,288 exemplares
Forest of the Pygmies (2004) 1,255 exemplares
In the Midst of Winter (2017) 1,135 exemplares
Maya's Notebook (2011) 1,122 exemplares
Ripper (2013) 1,006 exemplares
Violeta (2022) 866 exemplares
The Soul of a Woman (2019) 328 exemplares
The Wind Knows My Name (2023) 271 exemplares
Journeys of Jaguar and Eagle (2004) 71 exemplares
Amor (1991) 66 exemplares
Isabel Allende: Life and Spirits (1666) 57 exemplares
Cartas de Paula (1996) — Editor — 40 exemplares
Paths of Resistance: The Art and Craft of the Political Novel (1989) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
La ninfa de porcelana (2017) 23 exemplares
Guggenheim Lovers (2012) 22 exemplares
Conversations with Isabel Allende (1999) 18 exemplares
[unidentified works] 12 exemplares
La casa de los espíritus (II) (2002) 11 exemplares
Sargasso (1993) 11 exemplares
Als je mijn hart beroert (1991) 10 exemplares
La casa de los espíritus (I) (2002) 10 exemplares
Niña perversa (1991) 9 exemplares
Relatos de amor (1997) 5 exemplares
Two Words (2010) 5 exemplares
Violeta 4 exemplares
La casa de los espíritus (2022) 3 exemplares
The Wind Knows My Name (2023) 2 exemplares
Paula | Cartas de Paula (1996) 2 exemplares
Tosca [short story] (2005) 2 exemplares
El sexo y yo 2 exemplares
Paula, Part 2 (2000) 1 exemplar
Tanušna morska latica (2019) 1 exemplar
La casa de los espr̕itus (1993) 1 exemplar
Pikergune õilmeleht merest (2021) 1 exemplar
El viento conoce mi nombre (2023) 1 exemplar
Violeta, Edición en Rumano (2022) 1 exemplar
Momentos Del Corazon (2002) 1 exemplar
The Girls 1 exemplar
Um lugar sem nome 1 exemplar
Cuentos Selectos 1 exemplar
פאולה (1997) 1 exemplar
Maya'nin Gunlugu (2013) 1 exemplar
Paula | The Sum of Our Days (2015) 1 exemplar
Passie en liefde 1 exemplar
Pigmeju mežs (2008) 1 exemplar
Zelta pūķa karaļvalsts (2008) 1 exemplar
Briesmoņu pilsēta (2008) 1 exemplar
Cinayet Oyunu (2015) 1 exemplar
The Judge's Wife 1 exemplar
Paula, Part 1 1 exemplar
Simple María 1 exemplar
Revenge 1 exemplar
Impunity 1 exemplar
La abuela Panchita 1 exemplar
Yüreğimdeki ülkem (2004) 1 exemplar
Maya naplója 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent (1971) — Prefácio, algumas edições2,438 exemplares
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 1,115 exemplares
This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women (2006) — Contribuidor — 1,082 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (1992) — Contribuidor — 529 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Nineteenth Annual Collection (2006) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
I Should Have Stayed Home: The Worst Trips of the Great Writers (1994) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourth Annual Collection (1991) — Contribuidor — 155 exemplares
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
Granta 21: The Story-Teller (1987) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America (1991) — Contribuidor — 147 exemplares
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real (1990) — Prefácio; Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
Wild Women: Contemporary Short Stories by Women Celebrating Women (1994) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
Granta 33: What Went Wrong? (1990) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
Other Fires: Short Fiction by Latin American Women (1985) — Prefácio — 121 exemplares
The Penguin Book of International Women's Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
The Gates of Paradise (1993) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
The Sweet Breathing of Plants: Women Writing on the Green World (2001) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Her Fork in the Road: Women Celebrate Food and Travel (2001) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Huellas de las literaturas hispanoamericanas (1602) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Where Angels Glide at Dawn: New Stories from Latin America (1990) — Introdução — 44 exemplares
Pleasure in the Word : Erotic Writing by Latin American Women (1993) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism, and Awakening (2004) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
In Praise of Women (1997) — Prefácio — 16 exemplares
Tales of Zorro (2008) — Posfácio — 15 exemplares
Elders : interviews with Andrew Denton (2010) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Of Love and Shadows [1994 film] (1996) — Original novel — 3 exemplares
A Fierce Green Fire [2012 film] (2012) — Narrador — 2 exemplares
Palabras de mujer — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
País (no mapa)
Local de nascimento
Lima, Peru
Locais de residência
San Rafael, California, USA
Allende, Salvador (oom)
Isabel Allende Foundation
Prémios e menções honrosas
Gabriela Mistral Order of Merit (1994)
Feminist of the Year Award ( [1994])
Honorary Doctorate (Letters ∙ Bates College ∙ 1994)
Honorary Citizen (Austin ∙ Texas ∙ USA ∙ 1995)
Read About Me Literary Award ( [1996])
Dorothy and Lilian Gish Prize (mostrar todos 7)
Hans Christian Andersen Deense Literatuurprijs (2012)

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Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of eight novels, including, most recently, Violeta, Zorro, Portrait in Sepia, and Daughter of Fortune. She has also written a collection of stories; three memoirs, including My Invented Country and Paula; and a trilogy of children's novels. Her books have been translated into more than twenty-seven languages and have become bestsellers across four continents. In 2004 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Isabel Allende lives in California.
Nota de desambiguação
Isabel Allende Llona (b. 1942), Chilean born novelist (US citizen since 2003).
Do not confuse with María Isabel Allende Bussi (b. 1945), daughter of former Chilean president Salvador Allende; cousin of the novelist.



November 2018: Isabel Allende em Monthly Author Reads (Outubro 2021)
Group Read, October 2016: Of Love and Shadows em 1001 Books to read before you die (Outubro 2016)
Monthly Author Read for September em Monthly Author Reads (Setembro 2011)


Considerado pela crítica como um clássico da literatura latinoamericana, o romance conta a saga da turbulenta e numerosa família Trueba, cujo patriarca é o latifundiário e senador Esteban Trueba. O romance, que tem sua narrativa caracterizada por uma notável lucidez histórica e social, oferece um painel contundente da história chilena, entre 1905 e 1975. Combinando magia e realidade, Isabel Allende confere à obra sua personalíssima visão do realismo fantástico, inserindo "A Casa dos Espíritos" na respeitável galeria dos grandes romances da literatura latino-americana.… (mais)
BolideBooks | 235 outras críticas | Jun 10, 2021 |
Repletos de realismo mágico e paixão, os contos têm como narradora Eva Luna, heroína do romance Eva Luna de Isabel Allende, escrito em 1987. Amor, vingança, nostalgia, compaixão, ironia, morte, luxúria e ganância são alguns dos ingredientes das histórias narradas por Eva Luna, onde estão presentes Rolf Carlé, jornalista europeu refugiado e amante da narradora; Horácio Fortunato, dono de um circo; Maurizia Rugieri, que abandona a família pelo amor de um jovem estudante de Medicina; e Marcia Liberman, a esposa de um diplomata norte-americano.… (mais)
BolideBooks | 30 outras críticas | Jun 3, 2021 |
A autora apresnta aqui um universo fascinante, povoado de personagens profundas que ficam para sempre na memória e nos coração dos leitores. A heroína da história, Eliza Sommers, é uma jovem chilena que vive em Valparaíso em 1849, o ano da descoberta do ouro, na Califórnia. A história relaciona-se com a corrida à fortuna.
anadejesus | 189 outras críticas | Aug 3, 2011 |
"Romance histórico, situado do séc. 19 no Chile. O tema principal deste romance é a memória e os segredos da família. Uma obra de extraordinária dimensão humana que coloca a ficção de Isabel Allende em níveis altos de perfeição leterária"
anadejesus | 74 outras críticas | Aug 3, 2011 |


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