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The House of the Spirits

Isabel Allende

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Author

Isabel Allende

Year Published

1982

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

The House of the Spirits features an omniscient third-person narrator. However, periodically the narration is interrupted by the voice of the main male character, Esteban Trueba, who narrates events from his point of view.

Tense

The House of the Spirits is told in past tense, although when Esteban Trueba takes over as narrator, he speaks in the present tense.

About the Title

The House of the Spirits mostly takes place in the "big house on the corner"—a house filled with spirits. In addition, each year the household moves to the Trueba country estate. So the house of the spirits extends beyond a physical dwelling to wherever in space and time the family goes.

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