Ines del alma mia (Ines of My Soul)

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Isabel Allende, una de las autoras más respetadas de la lengua española, nos trae una magistral novela que narra la vida de Inés Suárez, una temeraria conquistadora que contribuyó a la fundación de la patria chilena

Nacida en España, y proveniente de una familia pobre, Inés Suárez sobrevive a diario trabajando como costurera. Es el siglo dieciséis, y la conquista de América apenas comienza. Cuando un día el esposo de Inés desaparece rumbo al Nuevo Mundo, ella aprovecha para ...

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Isabel Allende, una de las autoras más respetadas de la lengua española, nos trae una magistral novela que narra la vida de Inés Suárez, una temeraria conquistadora que contribuyó a la fundación de la patria chilena

Nacida en España, y proveniente de una familia pobre, Inés Suárez sobrevive a diario trabajando como costurera. Es el siglo dieciséis, y la conquista de América apenas comienza. Cuando un día el esposo de Inés desaparece rumbo al Nuevo Mundo, ella aprovecha para partir en busca de él y escapar de la vida claustrofóbica que lleva en su tierra natal. Tras el accidentado viaje que la lleva hasta el Perú, Inés se entera de que su esposo ha muerto en una batalla. Sin embargo, muy pronto da inicio a una apasionada relación amorosa con el hombre que cambiará su vida por completo: Pedro de Valdivia, el valiente héroe de guerra y mariscal de Francisco Pizarro.

Valdivia sueña con triunfar donde otros españoles han fracasado, y lleva a cabo la conquista de Chile. Aunque se dice que en aquellas tierras no hay oro, y que los guerreros son feroces, esto inspira a Valdivia aun más ya que lo que busca es el honor y la gloria. Juntos, los amantes fundarán la ciudad de Santiago y liberarán una guerra sangrienta contra los indígenas chilenos en una lucha que cambiará sus vidas para siempre.

Basada en una investigación meticulosa, y contada con la pasión y el talento narrativo de Isabel Allende, Inés del Alma Mía es una obra de impresionante magnitud.

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In a letter to her daughter, Isabel, Inés Suárez reveals the many secrets and adventures she had before she met her husband, Isabel’s father, Rodrigo de Quiroga. Born in Spain to a poor family, Inés traveled to the New World after her first husband, Juan de Málaga, disappeared on his travels there. She arrived in Peru and there met Pedro de Valdivia, a Spanish conquistador and Chile’s first royal governor. Together they embarked on an intense and passionate affair that changed their lives completely. Varas’s great narration brings to life Allende’s interesting characters and details. Her conversational tone and clear vocalization lend to the confessional style of this story. The sounds, music, and language used throughout help the narrator effectively convey Inés, a woman in her seventies, as well as the character’s emotions during the happiest or most difficult moments. A powerful listening experience.—Jessica Bermúdez , Críticas


—Jessica Bermudez
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061161551
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/5/2006
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Isabel Allende

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2007

    Excelente obra

    Me encanto la forma en que esta narrada esta historia. Atrapante. Vale cada centavo y minuto que se invierta en leerla

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2013

    As much as I wanted to like this book (and there are great passa

    As much as I wanted to like this book (and there are great passages), Allende repeatedly breaks the tension during climactic moments by pulling back to the narrator's present and "giving away the ending." Perhaps native Chileans or those versed in their history already know the outcome, but for the rest of us she ruins the suspense time and time again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2006

    Great Read

    Very well written just like Allende knows how to ... Its a great book, history , love, betrayal, a womans fight to love and be loved by a country and by her soul mate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2006

    Isabell Allende returns to her roots

    Isabel's last books weren't as good as the first ones, but this one is really great. War, romance, history...It keeps memories alive, both for South-americans and Spaniards. It manages to make you laugh, cry...Highly recommended

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2006

    Gran Historia de Vida

    Dentro de la Ficcion se narra la vida de Ines Suarez quien fue uno de los principales personajes que conquistaron Chile. Isabel Allende nos lleva dentro de la historia con una pasion y somos companeros de este personaje en sus aventuras, una gran lectura y deborado en Horas!!!

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