Daughter Of Fortune: A Novel

by Isabel Allende

HarperCollins | May 2, 2006 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 in

Published: May 2, 2006

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061120251

ISBN - 13: 9780061120251

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Daughter Of Fortune: A Novel

Daughter Of Fortune: A Novel

by Isabel Allende

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 in

Published: May 2, 2006

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061120251

ISBN - 13: 9780061120251

About the Book

This Oprah Book Club selection tells of young, vivacious Eliza Sommers, who follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849--a danger-filled quest that will become a momentous journey of transformation for Eliza.

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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.

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)