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House of Mist A Novel

María Luisa Bombal

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

0374531366

9780374531362

Trade Paperback

256 Pages

$18.00

CAD16.00

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First published in Argentina in 1938, House of Mist stands as one of the first South American novels written in the style that was later called magical realism. This is the story of a young bride struggling with her marriage to an aloof landowner—and the mysteries surrounding their life together—in a house deep in the lush Chilean woods.  In the prologue, Bombal describes her own book as "a mystery without murder," but one for "those for whom fear has an attraction; those who are interested in the mysterious life people live in their dreams during sleep; those who believe that the dead are not really dead; those who are afraid of the fog and of their own hearts."  Bombal invites those readers back in time, to early twentieth-century South America, where a young woman has made a home for herself in a strange house of mist.

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Maria Luisa Bombal (1910-80) was a Chilean novelist and short story writer. Among her other novels is The Shrouded Woman.
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  • María Luisa Bombal

  • María Luisa Bombal was a Chilean novelist and short story writer. Among her other novels is The Shrouded Woman.
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