The House of the Spirits is a novel by Isabel Allende that was first published in 1982. Explore a plot summary, an in-depth analysis of Clara, and important quotes.


Read our full plot summary and analysis of The House of the Spirits, chapter by chapter break-downs, and more.


See a complete list of the characters in The House of the Spirits and in-depth analyses of Clara, Blanca, Alba, and Esteban Trueba.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in The House of the Spirits, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.


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Quick Quizzes

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Further Study

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