Daughter Of Fortune: A Novel by Isabel AllendeDaughter Of Fortune: A Novel by Isabel Allende

Daughter Of Fortune: A Novel

byIsabel Allende

Paperback | May 2, 2006

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An orphan raised in Valparaiso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigidbrother, vivacious young Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849. Entering a rough-and-tumble world of new arrivals driven mad by gold fever, Eliza moves in a society of single men and prostitutes with the help of her good friend and savior, the Chinese doctor Tao Chi'en. California opens the door to a new life of freedom and independence for the young Chilean, and her search for her elusive lover gradually turns into another kind of journey. By the time she finally hears news of him, Eliza must decide who her true love really is.

Isabel Allende is the author of twelve works of fiction, including theNew York TimesbestsellersMaya’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.
Title:Daughter Of Fortune: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:May 2, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061120251

ISBN - 13:9780061120251

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Historical Novel I could not put this book down. It is a meaty book but every word is meant to be there, no padding. If you like this book, also read Portrait in Sepia.
Date published: 2017-06-27

Editorial Reviews

"In this luscious saga, Allende reaches beyond her previous novels (e.g., Eva Luna) in both space and time...entertaining reading. For all collections."(Library Journal)