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Ines of My Soul: A Novel Hardcover – Deckle Edge, November 7, 2006
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"El impacto de los libros electrónicos es formidable y está remeciendo a la industria del libro tanto como a los lectores. Aunque todavía la idea es relativamente nueva en español, ya se ha extendido en otras lenguas tan dramáticamente, que muchos autores nuevos publican en versión digital, saltándose a las editoriales. Confieso que soy adicta a mis Kindle y mi IPad, donde leo con letra grande y clara, en una pantalla liviana. Antes viajaba con una maleta de libros, ahora llevo mi biblioteca en la cartera y puedo adquirir nuevos libros en cualquier parte del mundo en pocos segundos. Dicen que los jóvenes le tienen miedo al papel y no tienen el hábito de leer - lo cual no es totalmente cierto - pero ahora pueden leer en sus pantallas. También dicen que la ficción desaparecerá, pero eso jamás ocurrirá, porque la humanidad necesita historias tanto como necesita oxígeno. Tal vez en el futuro el libro, ese compañero maravilloso, será un objeto de coleccionistas y de bibliotecas y nosotros, simples mortales, leeremos en pantallas. Pero seguiremos leyendo, de eso no tengo dudas." Isabel Allende
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Poor and nearly destitute, Ines has a rough life in Spain. Alone because her husband has left to make his fortune in the new world she eventually sets out to search for him. When she arrives Ines learns he has been killed. Determined to make a new life for herself Ines decides to remain in the new colony. She eventually falls under the spell of Don Pedro de Valdivia, field marshal of Francisco Pizarro. Together they undertake the founding of the country of Chile.
Richly textured with wonderfully developed historical characters, Allende has written another masterpiece. For those who have their appetites wetted for further reading on this period of history, Allende includes a helpful bibliography that she freely admits is incomplete. I wonder though how many of these titles will be available in English. I also suspect that many of them are rare and may be difficult to locate.
You'll want to read Ines of My Soul slowly because there isn't much out there of its equal. Savor it.
Inés of My Soul tells the story of a real life sixteenth-century figure, the bold and enterprising survivor, Doña Inés Suárez, who, along with her lover, the dashing Don Pedro de Valdivia, founds the great city of Santiago, Chile. Writing a remembrance from the vantage point of extreme old age (seventy years and near death) Doña Inés tells of growing up in Spain, then of course the world's most powerful and wealthy nation, and also describes to the reader her eventual voyage to Peru, in search of her husband, Juan, who had traveled to the New World before his wife, as one of Pizarro's conquistadors. Upon learning that her husband has died in battle (and finding that the man was not all she had once thought him to be) Doña Inés, left there in Peru with initially limited options, eventually is swept away by a dashing warrior and lover named Don Pedro de Valdivia.Read more ›
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This is not my favorite Allende book but I was going to Chile and remembered reading it years ago so re ordered to help me understand the background of the development of the... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Kwanyin
Let me make it clear that I'm not a fan of reading novels, but I had to read this for a particular class. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Heitor
I am a devotee of Isabel Allende, I was hooked with Eva Luna and never looked back. Her writing style is passionate, beautifully composed and paced to keep one's interest.Published 2 months ago by elgreco
It was a good book. Told a dark story. Just not the kind of book I enjoy reading. Too dark and graphic.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I did not like this book much, and I love everything else I've read of this brilliant author. Impossible to be sympathetic with the characters who were so destructive, but having... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Started rather slowly, but picked up nicely half way through. Historically accurate. Colorful characters.Published 8 months ago by Roberta J. Campbell