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Isabel Allende Biography | Author of Daughter of Fortune

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Author Biography

In 1973, author Isabel Allende fled Chile with her husband and their two children after her uncle, Salvador Allende, then president of Chile, was forced out of office. From this experience, Isabel would go on to write her first novel, created from a series of letters that she wrote to her grandfather, who still resided in Chile.

Allende was born on August 2, 1942, in Lima, Peru, but would move with her family three years later to Chile. After completing her education, she worked ten years as a journalist for various magazines, newspapers, television shows, and movie documentaries. One of the magazines that she wrote for was Paula, a publication that advocated women's rights to divorce and abortion, a very radical position in Chile in the 1960s.

When she and her family escaped to Venezuela, she continued her career as a journalist but also began what would become her first published...

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