Daughter of fortune: a novel
Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of Valpara#65533;so, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaqu#65533;n Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the hills of northern California. By 1849, Chileans of every stripe have fallen prey to feverish dreams of wealth. Joaqu#65533;n takes off for San Francisco to seek his fortune, and Eliza, pregnant with his child, decides to follow him.
So begins Isabel Allende's enchanting new novel, Daughter of Fortune, her most ambitious work of fiction yet. As we follow her spirited heroine on a perilous journey north in the hold of a ship to the rough-and-tumble world of San Francisco and northern California, we enter a world whose newly arrived inhabitants are driven mad by gold fever. A society of single men and prostitutes among whom Eliza moves--with the help of her good friend and savior, the Chinese doctor Tao Chien--California opens the door to a new life of freedom and independence for the young Chilean. Her search for the elusive Joaqu#65533;n gradually turns into another kind of journey that transforms her over time, and what began as a search for love ends up as the conquest of personal freedom. By the time she finally hears news of him, Eliza must decide who her true love really is.
Daughter of Fortune is a sweeping portrait of an era, a story rich in character, history, violence, and compassion. In Eliza, Allende has created one of her most appealing heroines, an adventurous, independent-minded, and highly unconventional young woman who has the courage to reinvent herself and to create her own destiny in a new country. A marvel of storytelling, Daughter of Fortune confirms once again Isabel Allende's extraordinary gift for fiction and her place as one of the world's leading writers.
Level 8.8, 24 Points
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|Grouping Title||daughter of fortune|
|Grouping Author||allende isabel|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-17 22:54:22PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-17 23:39:29PM|
|available_at_catalog||Bordeaux, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bordeaux - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||"A Chilean woman searches for her lover in the goldfields of 1840s California. Arriving as a stowaway, Eliza finances her search with various jobs, including playing the piano in a brothel"--Reþsumeþ de l'eþditeur.|
|isbn||006019491, 038082101, 9780060932756, 9780061120251, 9780061565335, 9780062254429|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bordeaux, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|publishDate||1999, 2008, 2014|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000117000|Book|Books||English|HarperCollins,|1999.|viii, 399 p. ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000630906|Book|Books||English|Harper Perennial Modern Classics,|2008, c1999.|399, 21 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:753fe202-f903-425f-8a22-db847bc4dcae|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2014||
|subject_facet||Adventure fiction, California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Fiction, California -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, Gold mines and mining -- California -- Fiction, Love stories, Orphans -- Fiction|
|title_display||Daughter of fortune : a novel|
|title_full||Daughter of Fortune A Novel, Daughter of fortune : a novel / Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden|
|title_short||Daughter of fortune :|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Gold mines and mining, History, Literature, Orphans, Social life and customs|