The House of the Spirits

Looks at the themes of magical realism and fantasy in Isabel Allende’s novel, The House of the Spirits.

Discussion of the themes of fantasy in Isabel Allende’s book, The House of the Spirits. Centers on supernatural occurrences in the lives of several generations of the Trueba family – the appearance of ghosts, psychic abilities and other unusual elements. The fantasies of the individual characters, as well as the fantastic nature of the book itself, are elaborated in detail.