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Isabel Allende: Guide to Resources: Works by Isabel Allende

This guide is designed to support the November 17th, 2009 Visions & Voices Signature Event: An Evening with Isabel Allende. Find sources by and about the author and a list of her works.

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Works by Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende has published 18 books since 1982. Most are available in the USC Libraries in the original Spanish and in an English translation. Her first novel was La casa de los espiritus, published Spanish in 1982 and in English translation in 1985. She writes all of her works in Spanish and then they are translated into English and as many as 32 other languages.  Her first work set in the United States was El Plan Infinito, The Infinite Plan, which takes place in the Southwest and Los Angeles. Her newest book is Isla bajo el mar, published in October, 2009. The captivating story is about an Afro-Caribbean slave girl Zarite.

  • Click here to view the book covers on her official website.
  • Next click on each book cover to view a summary, reviews and the international editions.

Here is a list arranged by the English language titles, with the Spanish titles and years of the first editions. Some of the books appeared in Spanish and English the same year.

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