Free Shipping in Australia
Proud to be B-Corp

Violeta Isabel Allende

Violeta By Isabel Allende

Violeta by Isabel Allende

Condition - Like New
Out of stock

Violeta Summary

Violeta by Isabel Allende

_______________ THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING NOVEL FROM LITERARY LEGEND ISABEL ALLENDE _______________ 'Epic, beautifully crafted . . . Gripping from start to finish' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'A moving exploration of both the pain and the freedom of being an outsider' NEW STATESMAN 'A new novel by Isabel Allende is always a treat' DAILY MAIL _______________ One extraordinary woman. One hundred years of history. One unforgettable story. Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first daughter in a family of five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events. The ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth. Told in the form of a letter to someone Violeta loves above all others, this is the story of a hundred-year life - of devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. Bearing witness to a century of history, it is a life shaped by the fight for women's rights, the rise and fall of tyrants and, ultimately, not one but two pandemics. Through the eyes of a woman whose unforgettable passion, determination and sense of humour will carry her through a lifetime of upheaval, Isabel Allende once more brings us an epic that is both fiercely inspiring and deeply emotional. _______________

Violeta Reviews

Gripping, moving and convincing, by a master storyteller, about a long life, well lived * Country & Townhouse *
For the past 40 years the Chilean-American novelist Isabel Allende has drawn readers into her richly imagined narratives, often inspired by her own history or that of South America . . . With her customary vibrant and compelling prose, Allende's Violeta is a moving exploration of both the pain and the freedom of being an outsider * New Statesman *
Violeta is full of life, a great sweeping story like a river in spate. It makes for enjoyable and undemanding reading . . . I can't imagine readers turning it aside because they are bored * Scotsman *
There's extreme drama at nearly every turn, with the continent itself lurching murderously between communism and fascism in the background ... This breakneck novel is loosely about the extent to which a life is at the mercy of history * Daily Mail *
[Allende] is terrific on old age, and shows how adventure doesn't have to stop once you start stooping * i paper *
[Allende's] breakneck recital of events . . . has pace and verve, captured in Frances Riddle's enjoyably fast-flowing translation * Financial Times *
This epic, beautifully crafted novel spans the entire twentieth century and tells the story of Violeta . . . Gripping from start to finish, it will also make you yearn to visit Chile * Sunday Telegraph *
A new Isabel Allende for a new year is most welcome and here Violeta, who is 100 years old, tells her extraordinary story * Irish Independent *
Covering two pandemics, passionate affairs, and poverty, Violeta is a must for historical fiction lovers * Country & Townhouse *
A cast of magical characters is thrown together by circumstance and desire, their fates shaped by political upheavals . . . Storytelling at its best * Woman & Home *

About Isabel Allende

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including A Long Petal of the Sea, The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Stories of Eva Luna and Paula. Her books have been translated into more than forty-two languages and have sold more than seventy-five million copies worldwide. She lives in California.

Additional information

Violeta by Isabel Allende
Used - Like New
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

Customer Reviews - Violeta