Portrait in Sepia: A Novel

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Harper Collins, May 2, 2006 - Fiction - 336 pages
5 Reviews

In 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. When she is forced to recognize her betrayal at the hands of the man she loves, and to cope with the resulting solitude, she explores the mystery of her past.

 

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Review: Portrait in Sepia

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

Vividly drawn characters, a hallmark of Allende's that I've enjoyed before, take the forefront of this saga continuing the story of the extended Del Valle family, set largely in Chile during a time of ... Read full review

Review: Portrait in Sepia

User Review  - Andy Wilkins - Goodreads

This sequel to Daughters of Fortune pretty much carries on the same way as its predecessor. I had a feeling through the book of here's a bunch of characters previously created with a few new ones and ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
27
Section 2
31
Section 3
34
Section 4
54
Section 5
65
Section 6
69
Section 7
79
Section 8
82
Section 23
169
Section 24
174
Section 25
184
Section 26
191
Section 27
205
Section 28
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Section 29
251
Section 30
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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About the author (2006)

Isabel Allende is the author of nine novels, translated into more than twenty-seven languages, including the New York Times bestsellers InÉs of My Soul, Portrait in Sepia, and Daughter of Fortune. In 2004 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.

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Nacida en PerÚ y criada en Chile, Isabel Allende es la autora de nueve novelas incluyendo mÁs recientemente Zorro, Retrato en Sepia, Hija de la Fortuna e InÉs del Alma MÍa. TambiÉn ha escrito cuentos cortos, tres libros autobiogrÁficos incluyendo Mi PaÍs Inventado y Paula, y una trilogÍa de libros para jÓvenes. Sus libros han sido traducidos a mÁs de 27 idiomas y son bestsellers a travÉs del mundo entero. En 2004, fue nombrada a la Academia de Artes y Letras de los Estados Unidos. Vive en California.

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