Category Archives: Isabel Allende

Progress report, AP English Challenge: The House of the Spirits (by Jill)

I’m about 1/3 of the way through The House of the Spirits.  I last read this book in its entirety my freshman year of college in a comparative literature class.  This was not an English class.  At my university, there … Continue reading

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Pre-reading thoughts on Allende’s The House of the Spirits (by Jill)

I have much fonder memories of this book than Bethany does.  It was one of the first novels we read in our AP English class that year, and as I said earlier, one of my favorites.  Prior to this book, … Continue reading

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Pre-Reading Notes on Allende’s The House of the Spirits (by Bethany)

Other than a negative general impression, I remember exactly two things about Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits from our AP English class. I remember the following subordinate clause: “When the twins were born under the watchful eye of … Continue reading

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