"Extraordinary... Powerful... Sharply observant, witty and eloquent."
—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
"Nothing short of astonishing... In The House Of The Spirits Isabelle Allende has indeed shown us the relationships between past and present, family and nation, city and country, spiritual and political values. She has done so with enormous imagination, sensitivity, and compassion."
—Jane Futcher, San Francisco Chronicle
"Spectacular . . . A unique achievement, both personal witness and possible allegory of the past, present, and future of Latin America."
—The New York Times Book Review
"That rarest of successes–a book about one family and one country that is a book about the world and becomes the world in a book."
"The only cause The House of the Spirits embraces is that of humanity, and it does so with such passion, humor, and wisdom that in the end it transcends politics . . . The result is a novel of force and charm, spaciousness and vigor."
—The Washington Post
"[Allende] mixes fiction, journalism, and a sense of magic in an epic that qualifies her as one of Latin America's most inspired writers."
—San Diego Tribune
"[Allende is] another remarkable storyteller from a continent blessed with many such enchanters . . . Allende has an affection for her characters quite beyond politics, and an estimable ability to bring them to life."
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Came at the right date, great book had to read it for IB english 11 .Published 12 days ago by nikolaus
This is a fabulous novel with well developed characters and good historical context.Published 22 days ago by eb
Considering I had to read this book for my AP World History class, I expected this book to be like reading an actual history book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sara
I am hooked on her books. I've ordered several others and LOVE them all. Isabel is an excellent writer where she literally captivates the reader where you literally feel as if you... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cecilia Rodriguez
I loved this book and had a hard time putting it down. I didn't want it to end. There were lots of plot twists touching on the supernatural.Published 1 month ago by louise hoppner
A revelation of the changing world in Chile (or any similar South American country) as aristocracy, built on dreams, hard labor and the expatiation of workers is turned upside down... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Spanish Learner