Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende is a Chilean-American author and journalist. She is currently one of the most widely read Spanish-language authors in the world – if not the most. Isabel writes based on her own personal experiences, while adding in myth and realism woven together. She began her career working for the magazines Paula and Mampato. When Allende learned that her grandfather was gravely ill, she wrote him a letter for her own peace of mind; a letter that would evolve into her novel The House of the Spirits. Her style is considered magical realism, but also contains elements of other styles. Allende gained her American citizenship in 1993 and lives in California with her husband and fellow novelist, William C. Gordon.

Isabel Allende became a published author in 1982 with the novel The House of the Spirits. Below is a list of Isabel Allende’s books in order of when they were originally published:

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Publication Order of Daughter Of Fortune Books

Daughter of Fortune (1999)Description / Buy at
Portrait in Sepia (2001)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of City Of The Beasts Books

City of the Beasts (2002)Description / Buy at
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (2004)Description / Buy at
Forest of the Pygmies (2004)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The House of the Spirits (1982)Description / Buy at
Of Love and Shadows (1984)Description / Buy at
Eva Luna (1986)Description / Buy at
The Infinite Plan (1991)Description / Buy at
Zorro (2005)Description / Buy at
Inés of My Soul (2006)Description / Buy at
Island Beneath the Sea (2009)Description / Buy at
Maya's Notebook (2011)Description / Buy at
Ripper (2013)Description / Buy at
The Japanese Lover (2015)Description / Buy at
In the Midst of Winter (2017)Description / Buy at
A Long Petal of the Sea (2019)Description / Buy at
The Soul of a Woman (2020)Description / Buy at
Violeta (2022)Description / Buy at
The Wind Knows My Name (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Stories of Eva Luna (1989)Description / Buy at
Aphrodite: A Memoir of Senses (1998)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Zorro, Volume 1 (2009)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Paths of Resistance (With: Gore Vidal,Charles McCarry) (1989)Description / Buy at
Paula (1994)Description / Buy at
Mothers and Sons (1996)Description / Buy at
Conversations with Isabel Allende (1999)Description / Buy at
My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile (2003)Description / Buy at
The Sum of Our Days (2007)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Lovers at the Museum (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Penguin Book of Latin American Short Stories(1992)Description / Buy at
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales(1992)Description / Buy at
Sunrise to Sunset(1997)Description / Buy at
Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real(2003)Description / Buy at
At the Threshold of Memory: New & Selected Poems(2003)Description / Buy at
Best of Best Women's Erotica(2005)Description / Buy at
Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Nineteenth Annual Collection(2006)Description / Buy at
Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales From Great Fiction Writers(2012)Description / Buy at
The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories By Women(2012)Description / Buy at
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at

Notes: Paths of Resistance: The Art and Craft of the Political Novel was written with Charles McCarry, Marge Piercy, Robert Stone and Gore Vidal. The graphic novel Zorro, Volume 1 was adapted by Matt Wagner.

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Isabel Allende Synopsis: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende is a saga of men and women who exude both pride and passion while they suffer and triumph through difficult times. These men and women are known as the Truebas. Their world is a place you will not want to leave, and one you cannot forget.

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