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Isabel Allende: Guide to Resources: Introduction

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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Chilean American, Isabel Allende, arrived in the United States when her first novel La casa de los espiritus (House of the Spirits) became a bestseller. Her international stature has remained firmly established with her later novels and she is one of the most widely read Latin American writers in this country. (see Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States: Literature and Art, p 353)

Allende's official website provides more information on her books and is available in the box on the left side of this guide.

See Allende in a streaming video in English, in the left column on this page, under the title Isabel Allende cuenta historias de pasión.

Contents on this page will assist you in getting started with

I. searching selected databases and

II. with print and electronic sources of biographical and bibliographical information on Isabel Allende.

Getting Started I: Search Key Databases

Check these databases for books and articles by and about Isabel Allende.

Getting Started II : Find Bio-bibliographical Information

Consult these general reference sources for bio-bibliographical information on Isabel Allende.

Librarian, Special Collections/Boeckmann

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Barbara Robinson
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