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The House of the Spirits Summary
Isabel Allende

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The House of the Spirits Summary

Introduction

Isabelle Allende's The House of the Spirits is often compared to Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. The obvious similarities are that both novels relate the saga of a family, both make liberal use of magic and fantasy, and both established their authors' literary reputations. But where García Márquez's words create a poetic picture of Latin-American life, Allende's words offers an explicit commentary on the political situation in Chile. On the surface, Allende's novel is the story of Esteban Trueba, his wife, his children, and his granddaughter. But The House of the Spirits is also the story of political corruption, patriarchal authority, feminine oppression, and the movement from the old world into the new. The action in the novel spans four generations and covers more than fifty years of history. During those fifty years, the country changes, first through...

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