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by Isabel Allende

eBook Ines of My Soul: A Novel download ISBN: 0061161543
Author: Isabel Allende
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (August 28, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 352
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Category: Literature
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INÉS OF MY SOUL is my first reading of Isabel Allende and it is an eye opener. Allende writes with simple elegance and intriguing imagery, traits I find in short supply in modern literature. Her characterizations are spot on and her scene-setting is flawless

INÉS OF MY SOUL is my first reading of Isabel Allende and it is an eye opener. Her characterizations are spot on and her scene-setting is flawless. Reading this book will transport you to a time of conflict and cultural dissensions with the effortlessness great writers seem to possess. You will actually sense the time, place, and experiences of sixteenth century Chile and the beginning of the Spanish occupation of the Americas.

If Inés of My Soul isn't among Isabel Allende's best novels, it still tells a remarkable, ambitious, and heretofore untold story about one of the first female conquistadors of the New World

If Inés of My Soul isn't among Isabel Allende's best novels, it still tells a remarkable, ambitious, and heretofore untold story about one of the first female conquistadors of the New World. Allende finds so many surreal subplots in Inés's own story that the author's imagination, rather than magical realism, prevails in her attempt to recreate the 16th-century Americas. Start reading Inés of My Soul: A Novel on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Inés of My Soul (Spanish: Inés del alma mía, 2006) is a historical novel by Chilean author Isabel Allende. The novel consists of an elderly Inés Suárez writing a memoir of her life. She narrates about her relationship with Pedro de Valdivia and the obstacles they had to overcome to conquer Chile and found the City of Santiago. The novel relates the main facts of the life of Inés, as written to be read by her adoptive daughter Isabel.

Map Praise for Isabel Allende’s Inés of My Soul Vivid. Inés of My Soul will gratify all Allende readers. San Antonio Express-News. Allende’s sweeping tale, conjured out of the mists of the past, recalls a fiery era that is tough to revisit. Yet Inés of My Soul makes it impossible to forget again. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Inés of My Soul book. Many years ago, I read several of Isabel Allende’s books and fell in love with them. Whenever I saw any of her books at a library "In the Americas every man was his own master; he never had to bow to anyone, he could begin anew, be a different person, live a different life. There no one bore his dishonor for years, and even the humblest could rise in the world.

Ines of My Soul: A Novel. Based on the real historical events that founded Chile, Allende takes us on a whirlwind adventure of love and loss seen through the eyes of a daring, complicated woman who fought for freedom. A passionate tale of love, freedom, and conquest from the New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits, Isabelle Allende. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: d: Apr 1, 2014ISBN: 9780062254450Format: book.

Chilean writer Isabel Allende has long been noted for her distinctive blend of magical realism and political and social insight. Here, we select five of her best works.

The vibrant new novel from Isabel Allende takes her back to her homeland of Chile, and tells the story of the first . The book was a great success; Allende was compared to Gabriel Garcia Marquez as an author of the style known as magical realism.

The vibrant new novel from Isabel Allende takes her back to her homeland of Chile, and tells the story of the first Spanish woman to arrive on its shores with the Conquistadors in the 1500s. A real historical figure, In& 233;s Suarez came to Chile with the Conquistadors in 1540, helping to claim the territory for Spain and to found the first Spanish settlement in Santiago. Allende's books have since became known for their vivid storytelling. Allende's trademark is the use of emotive words and phrases and, of course, the style of Magical realism.

In 2004 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters

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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In the early years of the conquest of the Americas, Inés Suárez, a seamstress condemned to a life of toil, flees Spain to seek adventure in the New World. As Inés makes her way to Chile, she begins a fiery romance with Pedro de Valdivia, war hero and field marshal to the famed Francisco Pizarro. Together the lovers will build the new city of Santiago, and they will wage war against the indigenous Chileans—a bloody struggle that will change Inés and Valdivia forever, inexorably pulling each of them toward separate destinies.

Inés of My Soul is a work of breathtaking scope that masterfully dramatizes the known events of Inés Suárez's life, crafting them into a novel rich with the narrative brilliance and passion readers have come to expect from Isabel Allende.

Comments: (7)
spacebreeze
This is not my favorite Allende book but I was going to Chile and remembered reading it years ago so re ordered to help me understand the background of the development of the country. It was perfect for doing that. It clearly showed the terrible cruelties of Pizzaro and his brothers to the Incas and the rest of the Indians and the bravery and/or greed of the soldiers who accompanied the leaders to subdue the land. That is quite a fascinating story as is the story of Ines, the Spanish woman, who comes to the godforsaken place to search for her missing soldier-husband who deserted her and eventually becomes the first lady of Chile. It is full of harrowing fights between the Indians and Spaniards, tales of bravery and cruelty and tales too amazing to be true. All in all it is an excellent book, especially if you are interested in the history of the area.
Der Bat
INÉS OF MY SOUL REVIEW

INÉS OF MY SOUL is my first reading of Isabel Allende and it is an eye opener. Allende writes with simple elegance and intriguing imagery, traits I find in short supply in modern literature. Her characterizations are spot on and her scene-setting is flawless. Reading this book will transport you to a time of conflict and cultural dissensions with the effortlessness great writers seem to possess. You will actually sense the time, place, and experiences of sixteenth century Chile and the beginning of the Spanish occupation of the Americas.

Allende describes her work as "realistic literature," inspired by her extraordinary life, her knowledge and fascination with the people of South America, and her ability to transform historical events into images that ring vibrantly in her readers. Inés Suárez is a remarkable heroine, a conquistadora of earthy desires and indomitable strength who never hesitates to perform whatever task is needed to assist in the building of a nation.

The savage natives, already suffering from earlier atrocities from the Spaniards, are fiercely determined to turn aside the invaders. It is astonishing that the intruders, greatly outnumbered, can withstand the privations of the land, the malicious infighting of their leaders, and the horrendous encounters with natives who have no fear and offer no quarter in their vicious skirmishes. The conquistadors, with their armor, heavy swords, and ancient muskets have an advantage but face relentless hordes of natives who are relentless with their unorthodox tactics.

I found Allende's writing to be elegant and highly tasteful, only to be surprised by brief crude descriptions of various sexual situations and animal parts. Inés had lusty cravings, bestowing her sexual favors readily to her husbands and lovers. She was proud of her ability to deny such pleasure to those not entitled, although she admitted allowing her eyes to stray to forbidden places on the naked native men. To those who would attempt to violate her, the iron skillet, knife, or knee was their reward. Inéz speaking of soldiers having "visions of roast pig with an apple in its mouth and a carrot up its a**," jolted me a little, although the translator might have not have been able to find a less jarring rendering.

Allende's listing of reference material used to authenticate the historical facts behind some almost unbelievable information in her book are from Spanish and Chilean sources, unreadable to me and therefore impossible to authenticate. Given Allende's reputation and credibility, I find no need to read them. I don't read most English sources for other books I read either; just tallying up the numbers is good enough for me.

I highly recommend this engaging book. As time permits, I will be checking out her other 20 or so books, looking for another gem.

Schuyler T Wallace
Author of TIN LIZARD TALES
Hucama
Just finished this book. I love Isabel Allende! And this was a fascinating historical fiction that was about the Spanish conquistadors, (and in this case a woman who was considered to be a conquistadora) in Chile. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it was a little too bogged down in the battles between the Spanish and the native peoples. I preferred the parts of the book that were more personal, more about Ines herself. Also, it's written from the perspective of this woman as a very old woman trying to write a memoir of her time, and I didn't think that was a great viewpoint. I think I would have preferred third-person instead of first person, especially in the parts where she is going on and on about not being sure if she remembered it right. Still, it was a pretty fascinating look at the way the Spanish conquered the Americas and the way they treated the natives and vice versa. Worth a read, for sure.
Alsardin
This is an incredible read. The story is about a time and place that I previously knew nothing about, the conquest of Chile. This book is about love, passion, perseverance, and atrocious conflict. The death and war descriptions are very graphic. As a reader, I was made to feel closely connected to the main characters in their joys and struggles. Ines is a heroine to truly admire. She was not perfect, but this story chronicles how she made the best out of many awful circumstances she found herself in. She was a survivor in every sense of the word. This story has everything, love, romance, friendship, abandonment, courage, determination, injustice, horror, violence, you name it. It is a read that you will not forget, the story and the characters will stick with me for a long time.
Yramede
Let me make it clear that I'm not a fan of reading novels, but I had to read this for a particular class. Allende tries to bring Ines' story to life, a strong and independent woman who's often forgotten throughout the history books. It tells her story as she, along with various other Spaniards try to conquer the Chilean territory. It took me a while to get into it, but it was a good read in the end.
Dordred
Considering I am from Cuzco and avid reader of the history of my ancestors (both spaniards and Incas)....with a lot of very good friends from Chile...some of them as brave as those great mapuches.....I am so thankful to Isabel Allende for this precious book....I was fascinated about this time travel through my own past.....so many memories and feelings during this adventure....I finished the book with tears in my eyes....such a wonderful gift from Isabel.
Rindyt
I did not like this book much, and I love everything else I've read of this brilliant author. Impossible to be sympathetic with the characters who were so destructive, but having slogged to the half-way point still lacking any introspection, perspective or self-doubt. I imagine at least one of them does, and I will attempt to finish later, but since I could not relate to anyone it made it hard to care enough to carry on.