Ines of My Soul LP: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Nov 7, 2006 - Fiction - 528 pages
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This magisterial work of historical fiction recounts the astonishing life of Inés Suárez, a daring Spanish conquistadora who toiled to build the nation of Chile—and whose vital role has too often been neglected by history.

It is the beginning of the Spanish conquest of the Americas, and when Inés’s shiftless husband disappears to the New World, she uses the opportunity to search for him as an excuse to flee her stifling homeland and seek adventure. After a treacherous journey to Peru, she learns of his death in battle. She meets and begins a passionate love affair with a man who seeks only honor and glory: Pedro Valdivia, war hero and field marshal to the famed Francisco Pizarro. Together, Inés and Valdivia will build the new city of Santiago and wage a ruthless war against the indigenous Chileans. The horrific struggle will change them forever, pulling each toward their separate destinies.

Inés of My Soul is a work of breathtaking scope, written with the narrative brilliance and passion readers have come to expect from Isabel Allende.

  

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Well written and researched. - Goodreads
I found it difficult to read so much about war. - Goodreads
A wonderfully-written history and love story. - Goodreads
Loved the history and the author's writing style... - Goodreads
beautiful prose - almost poetic historical fiction - Goodreads
And yet, the tale is so, so difficult to read. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Fuchs - Goodreads

Interesting to learn about South American history. Read full review

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User Review  - Murat Aydogdu - Goodreads

Another amazing book from Allende, this one is based on a true story about Spaniards establishing Peru and Chile. It has lots of love, serious hardships, dreams, massive violence, greed, and everything else you might want from a good story. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
40
Section 3
66
Section 4
86
Section 5
93
Section 6
97
Section 7
116
Section 8
121
Section 16
293
Section 17
300
Section 18
315
Section 19
320
Section 20
337
Section 21
382
Section 22
390
Section 23
415

Section 9
136
Section 10
150
Section 11
187
Section 12
225
Section 13
238
Section 14
241
Section 15
257
Section 24
434
Section 25
460
Section 26
469
Section 27
477
Section 28
507
Section 29
509
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About the author (2006)

Isabel Allende is the author of twelve works of fiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Maya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, Inés of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, and a novel that has become a world-renowned classic, The House of the Spirits. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.

Margaret Sayers Peden is an American translator and Professor, she is a Missouri native who was born in 1920. One of the leading translators of her time, Peden has translated more than 40 books and has won numerous prizes and grants. In 2007, she collected a variety of Mexican literature to combine and edit the book Mexican Writers on Writing.

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