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House of Mist: A Novel (FSG Classics)

House of Mist: A Novel (FSG Classics)
Author: MarĂ­a Luisa Bombal
ISBN 13: 9780374531362
ISBN 10: 374531366
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2008-09-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $18.00

House of Mist stands as one of the first South American novels written in the style that was later called magical realism. Of this 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, Penelope Mesic wrote in the Chicago Tribune that Bombal showed “bold disregard for simple realism in favor of a heightened reality in which the external world reflects the internal truth of the characters’ feeling . . . mingling . . . fantasy, memory and event.”