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The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits

  

by Isabel Allende

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

References to Catholicism

Other Religious and Philosophical References

References to Greek and Roman Mythology

References to Popular Children's Literature and Film

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

Political References

  • Marxism (1.20, 12.15)
  • Bolshevik (2.73, 5.102)
  • Communism (4.99, 5.102)
  • The novel contains a myriad of references to Socialism, beginning in Chapter 4 and continuing through the end of the book.
  • Fascists (13.73)

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