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Daughter of Fortune - Isabel Allende

Daughter of Fortune

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Published: 7th August 2000
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The international No.1 bestselling novelist returns to her best form with this magnificent sweeping tale. Isabel Allende's best novel since The House of the Spirits. Set in Anglophile Chile and goldrush California during the middle years of the nineteenth century, this magnificent romance tells the story of English foundling Eliza Sommers who grows up in the bustling entrepot of Valparaiso. Eliza is a spirited, sparky and ambitious romantic who becomes embroiled in a forbidden love affair with the charismatic but capricious Joaquin Andieta. When he disappears suddenly for California, and the promise of riches that rumours of gold strikes have brought him, she can but follow after him...

'As broad ranging and lyrical as "The House of the Spirits."' Daily Telegraph 'A masterpiece of historical fiction.' New York Times 'An extravagant tale by a gifted storyteller whose spell brings to life the 19th century world!Entertaining and well paced!compelling.' Los Angeles Times 'It is packed with incident, rushing from one highly coloured scene to the next ! If you like your passions grand and your views panoramic, then "Daughter of Fortune" will be irresistible!you'll find it hard not to be beguiled by the charm and ingenuity of Allende's storytelling.' The Times

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende was born on August 2, 1942, in Lima, Peru. She is the niece and goddaughter of Salvador Allende, the former president of Chile. She began her writing career as a journalist.

Several months after her uncle's assassination and the overthrow of Chile's coalition government in 1973, Allende left Chile and found refuge in Venezuela. Her first novel, The House of the Spirits (1985), which arose directly out of her exile, became a worldwide bestseller and critical success. Some of her works include Of Love and Shadows (1987), The Infinite Plan (1993), Daughter of Fortune (1999) and Zorro (2005). Allende's work is written in the style of magic realism, which uses fantasy and myth to override time and place.

At the urging of her three grandchildren, Allende wrote her first book for young adults, City of the Beasts, which was published in 2002. Her next books for young readers, Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (2003) and Forest of the Pygmies (2005), soon followed. Along with fiction, Allende also delved into her own life with several memoirs, including Paula (1995) and My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile (2003).

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ISBN: 9780006552321
ISBN-10: 0006552323
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 7th August 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.28