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Daughter of Fortune By Isabel Allende

Daughter of Fortune
by Isabel Allende

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A magnificent sweeping tale from the international bestselling author of `The House of the Spirits'.

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Daughter of Fortune Summary


Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

A magnificent sweeping tale from the international bestselling author of `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...

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Daughter of Fortune Reviews


`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

About Isabel Allende


Isabel Allende was born in 1942, and is the niece of Salvador Allende, who went on to become famous as the elected President of Chile deposed in a CIA-backed coup. She worked as a journalist, playwright and children's writer in Chile until 1974 and then in Venezuela until 1984. Her first novel for adults, `The House of the Spirits', was published in Spanish in 1982, beginning life as a letter to her dying grandfather. It was an international sensation, and ever since all her books have been acclaimed and adored in numberless translations worldwide.

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GOR000485607
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2000-08-07
416
0006552323
9780006552321
N/A
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