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The House of the Spirits (Signed)

by ALLENDE, Isabel

Condition: Near Fine/VG++


NY: Knopf, 1985. Dustwrapper shows a tiny closed tear to top of spine. Overall, a tight, clean copy of this, the first U.S. edition of the Peruvian author's highly-acclaimed first book. Inscribed and signed (with a picture of a flower) on the second free endpaper. . Inscribed and Signed. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG++.

The House of the Spirits (La casa de los espíritus, 1982) is the debut novel by Isabel Allende. Initially, the novel was rejected by several Spanish-language publishers, but became an instant best seller when published in Barcelona in 1982. The novel was critically acclaimed around the world, and catapulted Allende to literary stardom. That same year, the novel was named Best Novel of the Year in Chile, and she received the country's Panorama Literario award.




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