99 pages 3 hours read

Isabel Allende

The House of the Spirits

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1982

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Essay Topics


Although the story is set in an unnamed Latin American country, the setting is widely believed to be Chile. What different characters and events present in the book could lead one to this conclusion?


Reflect on the title of the book. What is the “House of the Spirits” in the book? What does it symbolize?


Examine how the theme of forbidden love unfolds across generations in the story.