Item #10195 Violeta SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Isabel Allende, Frances Riddle, Trans.
Violeta SIGNED FIRST EDITION

Violeta SIGNED FIRST EDITION

New York: Ballantine Books, 2022.

First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by the author in ink at front flyleaf. First Edition with full number line indicating first printing. 9 1/2" X 6 1/4". 322pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of unclipped dust jacket. Bound in green paper over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is firm and sound.

ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family with five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events, for the ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth.

Through her father’s prescience, the family will come through that crisis unscathed, only to face a new one as the Great Depression transforms the genteel city life she has known. Her family loses everything and is forced to retreat to a wild and beautiful but remote part of the country. There, she will come of age, and her first suitor will come calling.

She tells her story in the form of a letter to someone she loves above all others, recounting times of devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. Her life is shaped by some of the most important events of history: the fight for women’s rights, the rise and fall of tyrants, and ultimately not one, but two pandemics.

Through the eyes of a woman whose unforgettable passion, determination, and sense of humor carry her through a lifetime of upheaval, Isabel Allende once more brings us an epic that is both fiercely inspiring and deeply emotional.(Publisher). Very good + / Very good +. Item #10195
ISBN: 9780593496206

Price: $45.00