First Edition of Isabel Allende's Classic First Novel The House of Spirits; Lengthily Signed by Her

  • The House of the Spirits: A Novel.
  • The House of the Spirits: A Novel.

The House of the Spirits: A Novel.

Item Number: 93657

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.

First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For John. Barrabas came to us by sea, the child Clara wrote in her delicate caligraphy. Isabel Allende.” Allende has also drawn a flower on the title page. Translated from the Spanish by Magda Bogin. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket illustration by Michel Guire Vaka. Jacket design by Sara Eisenman. A unique example.

One of the most important novels of the twentieth century, The House of the Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans decades and lives, weaving the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate. “Spectacular…An absorbing and distinguished work…The House of the Spirits with its all-informing, generous, and humane sensibility, is a unique achievement, both personal witness and possible allegory of the past, present, and future of Latin America” (Alexander Coleman New York Times Book Review).