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  • ISBN 0060932759
  • ISBN13 978-0060932756
  • Language English
  • Author Isabel Allende
  • Publisher Harper Perennial; 1st edition (September 2000)
  • Pages 416
  • Formats mbr doc mobi lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Action and Adventure
  • Size ePub 1291 kb
  • Size Fb2 1123 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 558

An Orphan raised in Valparaiso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, young, vivacious Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849.  She enters a rough-and-tumble world whose newly arrived inhabitants are driven mad by gold with the help of her good friend and savior, the Chinese doctor Tao Chien-California opens the door to a new life of freedom and independence for the young Chilean.  Her search for the elusive lover gradually turns into another kind of journey, and by the time she finally hears news of him, Eliza must decide who her true love really is.


Daughter of Fortune book. Isabel Allende says "of her female protagonist in Daughter of Fortune, Eliza, that she might well represent who the author might have been in another life

Daughter of Fortune book. Isabel Allende says "of her female protagonist in Daughter of Fortune, Eliza, that she might well represent who the author might have been in another life. It was published first in Spanish by Plaza & Janés in 1998.

Part of Daughter of Fortune series by Isabel Allende. You have English blood, like us, Miss Rose assured Eliza when she was old enough to understand. Only someone from the British colony would have thought to leave you in a basket on the doorstep of the British Import and Export Company, Limited. I am sure they knew how good-hearted my brother Jeremy is, and felt sure he would take you in.

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

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.

Daughter of Fortune - Isabel Allende. No one advised us they were sending another pastor-. We were three months together in that nutshell and I never made you out to be a pastor, Mr. Todd, the captain exclaimed. I confess I am not, Todd replied, hiding his discomfort behind a mouthful of cigarette smoke.

These are the questions posed by Isabel Allende's fascinating story of bravery and passion, of a young woman's .

These are the questions posed by Isabel Allende's fascinating story of bravery and passion, of a young woman's incredible journey from one world to another, from innocence to wisdom. Born into a 19th-century society that values birthright above character, Eliza Sommers is at a startling disadvantage. An orphan of unknown heritage, Eliza is raised in the British colony of Valpara’so, Chile, by the Victorian spinster Rose Sommers and her brother Jeremy. What do you think Allende means by referring to Eliza as a "daughter of fortune?" How are the different definitions of the word "fortune" significant in Eliza's story and the novel as a whole? How is Tao Chi'en a "son" of fortune?

He had left Sacramento in April im.

He had left Sacramento in April im, and his friendship with his fellow zhong yi. Tao had acquired books on Western medicine and with great pleasure had taken on the patient task of translating them line by line for his friend; in that way both absorbed at the same time a knowledge very different from their own.

Daughter of Fortune (Spanish: Hija de la fortuna) is a novel by Isabel Allende, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in February 2000.

Isabel Allende "Daughter of Fortune" - Even though I loved The House of the Spirits, I thought this one, the second book in. .FREE BOOK "Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende" get portable full find read epub spanish original.

Isabel Allende "Daughter of Fortune" - Even though I loved The House of the Spirits, I thought this one, the second book in the trilogy, was even better. I fell in love with Hija de la fortuna in a Latin American Lit class in college. Book Writer Book Authors Library Card Library Books I Love Reading Reading Room Reading Rainbow Popular Books Great.

By 1849, Chileans of every stripe have fallen prey to feverish dreams of wealth. Joaquín takes off for San Francisco to seek his fortune, and Eliza, pregnant with his child, decides to follow him. So begins Isabel Allende's enchanting new novel, Daughter of Fortune, her most ambitious work of fiction yet.

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Wilalmaine
This is an excellent book!! The life of an orphaned baby girl raised by a wealthy merchant family in Chile mid-1800's is filled with all the sights, smells, and sensual feelings of the era as the author takes the story from Chile to the Gold Rush Era of San Fransisco and Sacramento, California. The descriptions of a suffocating life for women and girls of the times are so well done I felt I'd been there whether aboard ship or living the hardened life of the miners.
It's a fascinating story which opened my eyes to the many cultures and races that settled this California area with all its unity and extreme racial prejudice all balled into one very unique society. The customs of various South Americans, Native Americans, Mexicans, Chinese, North Americans, Russians, Australians, English to name some are touched on as they form the army of argonauts who we now call the California Gold Rush population. Amazing story where several lives intertwine love, hate and desparation.
A definite must-read to lovers of historical fiction.
Phain
Isabel Allende's novels are always a treat and this one especially so. She has the ability to think about how a girl grows into womanhood, how her ideas change across time, how she can become a better person than the women she was surrounded with as a child. This is the story of a woman from Chile who managed to take a ship to California during the gold rush seeking a man she thought of as her lover. You cannot even imagine how it ends.
Nettale
Beautifully written saga of a young girl's journey to womanhood. The depth of character development carries the reader through their triumphs and sufferings. This is a story about love, so deep, pure and sensuous, that can uplift and destroy vulnerable hearts for a lifetime. The ending does seem abrupt and leaves us wondering what will happen, and that's because we have become so involved in each character's life quest. I look forward to reading more of Allende soon.
Flamekiller
This is a book well worth a second read, which I did to further appreciate Portrait in Sepia. Doing so I discovered and re-discovered the story telling genius of Isabel Allende. The California gold rush history refresher made it good, but the inspiring story of a woman brave enough to pose as a boy/man under incredibly dangerous circumstances and thereby finding her own strength and independence, makes these books must reads for young women today who don't realize the price orhers have paid for the independence they're throwing away.
Yozshugore
This book starts with life in the British community in Chile in the mid 1800s. New to me - I had no idea that there was one. The plot follows the life of Eliza, a teenage woman who lives with a prosperous British family in Valparaiso. Eliza then travels to California and makes her way on the fringes of the gold rush that has caused a huge influx of adventurers. Fascinating descriptions of what life was like for these folks - pretty difficult once the "easy" gold had been found. I found the end of the book disappointing. It ends very abruptly with no closure. Almost as if the author got bored with the story.
Samulkree
I enjoyed the first 2/3 of this book, however the last third dragged on forever. Some of the historical information about California was interesting. I thought the ending was weak, overall I would not recommend this book.
Eigonn
This is more of a review of the narration than the actual story, as there are plenty of reviews of the book itself. Suffice it to say, I loved the story. :)

The Narration:
I greatly enjoyed the reading of this book. I've just completed my B.A. in English, so I've read quite a few books in the last few years, and, since I also have a toddler at home, I've read many of them on audio CD or Audible recordings. This narration is one of my favorites. The reading is compelling, engaging, and accurate. By accurate, I mean that I had no trouble moving between the audio CDs and the text. Sometimes audio performances can be too slow or too fast, and I usually have to fiddle with the speed of the reading, but this reading was perfectly performed. I really wish this book were also available as an mp3 download, as it's much easier to listen to with the latest technology, but, even as a CD, it's still a worthwhile purchase!

The bottom line: If you're interested in reading this book, definitely buy the audiobook version. It's a great performance.
Allende's prose is poetic, but what really makes her novels great is the characters. She takes you through Eliza's life as well as the history of both Chile and California. She doesn't shy away from difficult subjects, and the pictures she paints can be heart-breakingly beautiful or heart-wrenchingly awful. Either way, they are real and true. I didn't want this one to end, and I'd love to read another about any of these characters.