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Daughter of Fortune

A Novel
Allende, Isabel (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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A Chilean woman searches for her lover in the goldfields of 1840s California. Arriving as a stowaway, Eliza finances her search with various jobs, including playing the piano in a brothel.
Authors: Allende, Isabel
Title: Daughter of fortune
a novel
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2006
Edition: 1st Perennial ed
Characteristics: 399, 18 p. :,map ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden
Summary: A Chilean woman searches for her lover in the goldfields of 1840s California. Arriving as a stowaway, Eliza finances her search with various jobs, including playing the piano in a brothel.
ISBN: 9780061120251
0061120251
Branch Call Number: FICTION ALLENDE 2006
Subject Headings: Chilean fiction 20th century Spanish fiction Women authors Spanish fiction 20th century Translations into English California Social life and customs 19th century Fiction California History 1846-1850 Fiction Gold mines and mining California Fiction Chilean fiction Women authors
Genre/Form: Love stories
Adventure fiction
Topical Term: Chilean fiction
Spanish fiction
Spanish fiction
Gold mines and mining
Chilean fiction
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A Chilean woman searches for her lover in the goldfields of 1840s California.


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Mar 20, 2013
  • wilqser rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I wanted to read fiction non-mystery for a usual change of pace and I couldn't have picked a better one. This is very well written story of a young girl, trapped by convention, following her first love into the New World and all it's trials and tribulations. The story is excellently colored by Isabel Allende, and I would recommend to anyone even if the subject is not to everyone's liking because the prose is magnificent. I wish I could write like she can!

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Raised in the British colony of Valparaiso, Chile, after being abandoned as a baby, a pregnant Eliza follows her lover, Joaquin Andieta, to California at the height of the Gold Rush and finds adventure and adversity on her road to independence and love. 416p.

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