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This bibliography is limited to English translations of Allende's work, when they are available, and to English-language treatments thereof. All "Excerpt" links lead to Isabel Allende's website.

Novels

Portrait in Sepia

Portrait in Sepia.
Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden.
New York: HarperCollins 2001.

[Excerpt]


Daughter of Fortune

Daughter of Fortune.
Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden.
New York: HarperCollins, 1999.

[Excerpt]


The Infinite Plan

The Infinite Plan.
Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden.
New York: HarperCollins, 1993.

[Excerpt]


Eva Luna

Eva Luna.
Trans. Margaret Sayers Pedert.
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.

[Excerpt]


Of Love and Shadows

Of Love and Shadows.
Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987

[Excerpt]


The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits.
Trans. Magda Bogin.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.

[Excerpt]


Short Story Collection

The Stories of Eva Luna

The Stories of Eva Luna.
Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden.
New York: Atheneum, 1991.

[Excerpt]



Memoirs

My Invented Country

My Invented Country:
A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile
.
Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden.
New York: HarperCollins, 2003.

[Excerpt]


Paula

Paula.
Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden.
New York: HarperCollins, 1995.

[Excerpt]


Nonfiction

Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses

Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses.
Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden.
New York: HarperCollins, 1998.

[Excerpt]


Young Adult Fiction

 

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon.
Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden.
New York: HarperCollins, 2004.

 


City of the Beasts

City of the Beasts.
Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden.
New York: HarperCollins, 2002.

[Excerpt]



 

Children’s Books

The Porcelain Fat Lady La Gorda de Porcelana
(The Porcelain Fat Lady).
Madrid: Alfaguara, 1983.

 


About Isabel Allende

__. “Isabel Allende: A World of Extremes.” BBC World Service. May 1, 2000.

__. “Isabel Allende.” The Guardian’s Online Isabel Allende Section.

Correas Zapata, Celia. Isabel Allende: Life and Spirits (translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden). Houston: Arte Publico Press, 2002.
A collection of conversations with the author, and her own observations about her work.

Coz, Karen Casellucci. Isabel Allende: A Critical Companion. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.
From the series on best selling authors. Detailed plot summaries and information on characters and themes; includes multiple approaches to each of Allende’s fiction books up to 2001.

Davies, Lloyd. Isabel Allende, La Casa de los Espiritus. London: Grant & Cuttler, 2000.
Excellent study guide analyzing themes and characters in Allende’s first novel.

Evenson, Laura. “Dancing With Allende.” San Francisco Chronicle, September 24, 1997.

Hart, Patricia. Narrative Magic in the Fiction of Isabel Allende. Rutherford, New Jersey: Associated University Presses, 1989.
Early feminist approach to Allende’s work, coining the term “magical feminism” as characteristic of her narratives.

Hart, Stephen M. Isabel Allende, “Eva Luna” and “Cuentos de Eva Luna.” London: Grant & Cuttler, 2003.
Exhaustive study guide with plot summaries of each chapter and story as well as detailed analysis of themes and characters.

Levine, Linda Gould. Isabel Allende. New York: Twayne Publishers, 2002.
Feminist approach to all of Allende’s books up to 2001. Includes an interview with Allende.

Moyers, Bill. “Isabel Allende.” Now With Bill Moyers. June 13, 2003.

Riquelme Rojas Sonia and Aguirre Rehbein, Edna. Critical Approaches to Isabel Allende’s Novels. New York: Peter Lang, 1991.
Excellent collection of various essays focusing on Allende’s first three novels.

Rodden, John (ed). Conversations with Isabel Allende: Revised Edition. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004.
Compilation of interviews with Isabel Allende from various sources, with a detailed chronology as well as an annotated bibliography of other books on Allende.

Swanson, Phillip. The New Novel in Latin America: Politics and Popular Culture After the Boom. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995.
Includes a detailed chapter on Allende’s work, placing her in the context of other Latin American writers.




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