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The Resource Portrait in sepia, a novel by Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden

Portrait in sepia, a novel by Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden

Label
Portrait in sepia
Title
Portrait in sepia
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Recounted in the voice of a young woman in search of her roots, Portrait in Sepia is a novel about memory and family secrets. Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that shapes her character and erases from her mind all recollection of the first five years of her life. Raised by her ambitious grandmother, the regal and commanding Paulina del Valle, she grows up in a privileged environment, free of the limitations that circumscribe the lives of women at that time, but 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 decides to explore the mystery of her past."--Jacket
Member of
Summary
With her earliest memories erased by a brutal trauma, Aurora del Valle is raised amid great wealth in Chile by her shrewd, commanding grandmother. But her nights are tormented by a nightmare set in San Francisco's Chinatown. Now, reaching womanhood and thrust into a marriage that quickly leaves her disillusioned, she begins a search for her missing years and unwinds a twisted saga linking three generations of a powerful family to a courageous Chinese physician and Eliza Sommers, a protagonist of Allende's Daughter of Fortune, in a tale that explores the complexity of passion, the power of memory, and a woman's emerging self
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
065949
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allende, Isabel
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1280
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PQ8098.1.L54
LC item number
R4813 2001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1280
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Peden, Margaret Sayers
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Chile
Target audience
adult
Label
Portrait in sepia, a novel by Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19898282
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780066211619
Lccn
00054127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm45486921
Label
Portrait in sepia, a novel by Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19898282
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780066211619
Lccn
00054127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm45486921

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