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eBook Porträt in Sepia. ePub

by Isabel Allende

  • ISBN: 351839987X
  • Subcategory: No category
  • Author: Isabel Allende
  • Language: German
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp (May 1, 2003)
  • ePub book: 1242 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1543 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 204

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Sepia is the memoir of Aurora (Lai Ming) Del Valle, the granddaughter of both Paulina Del Valle and Eliza Sommers

Sepia is the memoir of Aurora (Lai Ming) Del Valle, the granddaughter of both Paulina Del Valle and Eliza Sommers. The bulk of the story begins when Aurora is five years old, and Eliza Sommers, recently widowed, has decided to give Aurora to Paulina Del Valle to raise.

Portrait in Sepia, . 4. Part of Daughter of Fortune series by Isabel Allende. Without those books of my uncle’s, I would have had fifteen children and never known how it happened, she told me. Her advice, which would have made my aunts’ hair stand on end, stood me in very good stead for my second love, but would have been no help at all in the first. For three long months we lived camped in four rooms of the house on Ejército Libertador, panting with heat. I wasn’t bored, because my grandmother immediately renewed her charitable works, even though all the members of the ladies’ club were out of town for the summer.

Read on. Praise for Portrait in Sepia. Also by Isabel Allende. She barely mastered the rudiments of writing and arithmetic, she never read a book in her life, and she added on her fingers-she never subtracted-yet everything she touched made money

Read on. She barely mastered the rudiments of writing and arithmetic, she never read a book in her life, and she added on her fingers-she never subtracted-yet everything she touched made money. Had it not been for her spendthrift sons and relatives, she would have died with all the splendor of an empress. Those were the years the railroad connecting the east and the west coasts of the United States was being built.

Isabel allende series: Daughter of Fortune. Memories of the Eagle and the Jaguar. Other author's books: Ripper. Island Beneath the Sea. Ines of My Soul. Forest of the Pygmies.

Isabel Allende (American Spanish: (listen); born August 2, 1942) is a Chilean writer. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the genre magical realism, is known for novels such as The House of the Spirits (La casa de los. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the genre magical realism, is known for novels such as The House of the Spirits (La casa de los espíritus, 1982) and City of the Beasts (La ciudad de las bestias, 2002), which have been commercially successful.

Isabel Allende's sensuous novel about the mystery of memoryIn nineteenth-century Chile, Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that erases all recollections of the first five years of her life

Isabel Allende's sensuous novel about the mystery of memoryIn nineteenth-century Chile, Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that erases all recollections of the first five years of her life. Raised by her regal and ambitious grandmother Paulina del Valle, Aurora grows up in a privileged environment, but is tormented by horrible nightmares. In nineteenth-century Chile, Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that erases all recollections of the first five years of her life.

Portrait in Sepia is the best book Allende has published in . .If you like Isabel Allende's books for their exciting adventures and interesting locales (instead of romance or elaborate fictional multi-generational family sagas), then you are likely to be disappointed by 'Portrait in Sepia'. For adventure lovers, stick with its predecesssor 'Daughter of Fortune', 'Zorro' or 'Island Beneath the Sea' instead. The first quarter of the book is a dull explanation of the characters and their relationships.

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Isabel Allende has established herself as one of the most consummate of all modern storytellers, a reputation that is.

Isabel Allende has established herself as one of the most consummate of all modern storytellers, a reputation that is confirmed in her novel Portrait in Sepia. Allende offers a compelling saga of the turbulent history, lives, and loves of late 19th-century Chile, drawing on characters from her earlier novels, The House of Spirits and Daughter of Fortune. In typical Allende fashion, Portrait in Sepia is crammed with love, desire, tragedy, and dark family secrets, all played out against the dramatic backdrop of revolutionary Chile. Our heroine Aurora del Valle's mother is a Chilean-Chinese.

A sequel to Daughter of Fortune, New York Times bestselling author, Isabel Allende, continues her magic with this spellbinding family saga set against war and economic hardship. Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that erases from her mind all recollection of the first five years of her life. Portrait in Sepia is an extraordinary achievement: richly detailed, epic in scope, intimate in its probing of human character, and thrilling in the way it illuminates the complexity of family ties. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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Comments

Marr Marr
What a great book! Just great writing and such a plot! This kept me reading steady for two days as I could barely put the book down, and by the end I was so filled with emotion I cannot adequately put into words what an impact it has on me!
The author deals with several cultures and races in lives that intertwine as she tells the story of a racially mixed child of Chinese-Chilean descent who is orphaned at birth and raised by grandparents of both cultures at the latter end if the 19th century. The brutality of war, racial prejudice and class difference is seen through the eyes of this little girl as she struggles to find her roots and understand why she's different and with so many insecurities. The major characters throughout her years of growing up shape her into who she is into adulthood.
It's a fantastic read and so very interesting with both sides of the political spectrum discussed and dealt with as she lives in San Fransisco, Chile and Europe and strives for independence as a mature woman. Great book for readers of historical fiction and romance.... Very real and will pull at your heart strings. Definite five stars!
Gindian Gindian
I really enjoyed "Daughter of Fortune" and looked forward to reading this 2001 sequel. I wasn't disappointed. Ms. Allende is a fine storyteller. It must have been difficult for her to weave the important elements of the two books together but it all fell together flawlessly. Again, I was swept into the story, which starts out in San Francisco and moves back to Chile, where the saga or these characters first began. The historical detail and the setting of time and place fascinated me. And so did the development of the characters who sprung to life from the pages.
There's Aurora del Valle, the granddaughter of two very powerful women. One is the heroine of the prior book, a woman who followed one love to California but found another. And the other is the wealthy Paulina del Valle, a large woman whose business sense created a fortune for her family. Both are very different and both love their granddaughter, who gradually learns the depth of their love as well as the family secrets.
There's tragedy in this book as well as romance. There's war and peace. And there are lots of contrasts between the places that are so well drawn that I felt I was actually living there. There's also a resolution as we look forward to the future of the characters in 20th century. Hopefully, the author will continue the story. Recommended.
Quynaus Quynaus
Isabel Allende has been one of my favorite authors since "House of the Spirits." Although I have read many of her other books, Allende is such a prolific writer that one thing and another has kept me from keeping up with her. I have finally gotten around to reading "Portrait in Sepia" and it did not disappoint. I am presently reading "Daughter of Fortune." Just a tip if you're considering reading either of these two, read "Daughter of Fortune" first. Although they are really not prequel/sequel, they share characters in common and "Daughter of Fortune" is set in an earlier time historically. Allende's talent at characterization, description, lyrical language, historical accuracy, etc. etc. etc. (I could go on and on) is second to none. It definitely goes on my favorites list.
Kriau Kriau
The Chilean-Peruvian war were unfamiliar. The ethnic conflicts of the period, especially in California, were described well by the characters. The difference of the lives the haves and have nots did not differ much from today. Excellent read.
Jwalextell Jwalextell
love it
Arabella V. Arabella V.
As always her books are well written, hold your interest and are winners
Kuve Kuve
To thoroughly appreciate this cast of characters, I re-read Dauhgter of Fortune, which I first read many years and mny books ago. Doing so made me appreciate the creative genius of a truly great story teller, Isabel Allende.
Like many other reviewers, I have also read The House of the Spirits and Daughter of Fortune. My enjoyment of Ms. Allende's work has decreased with each novel. The House of the Spirits is an excellent book: very well researched, vivid, funny, passionate and memorable. Daughter of Fortune got off to a good start, but languished in the second half of the book. I was one of the few people I knew who didn't like the book very much. Portrait in Sepia continues the decline. Ms. Allende appears to have done very little research to back up her writing this time, despite the fact that there are many sources to turn to when writing about, for example, San Francisco and Chinatown at the turn of the century. Her characters are so underdeveloped that I had no feeling for any of them - my favorite character was the English butler-turned-husband, whose role was relatively minor (although all of the characters seemed minor...). She must have had a deadline to meet or perhaps she's lost her passion for writing because there is little in Portrait to remind me of the brilliance of The House of the Spirits.