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Title:The General in His Labyrinth
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Publisher:Penguin Books
ISBN:0140157433
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Number of Pages:285
Category:Historical fiction, Classics, Literature

The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel García Márquez, Edith Grossman

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The General in His Labyrinth Gabriel Garcia Marquez s most political novel is the tragic story of General Simon Bolivar the man who tried to unite a continent Bolivar known in six Latin American countries as the Liberator is one of the most revered heroes of the western hemisphere in Garcia Marquez s reimagining he is magnificently flawed as well The novel follows Bolivar as he takes his final journey in down the Magdalena River toward the sea revisiting the scenes of his former glory and lamenting his lost dream of an alliance of American nations Forced from power dogged by assassins and prematurely aged and wasted by a fatal illness the General is still a remarkably vital and mercurial man He seems to remain alive by the sheer force of will that led him to so many victories in the battlefields and love affairs of his past As he wanders in the labyrinth of his failing powers and still powerful memories he defies his impending death until the last

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El coronel no tiene quien le escriba, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, Love in the Time of Cholera, No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories, Strange Pilgrims, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, The General in His Labyrinth, Of Love and Other Demons, The Autumn of the Patriarch
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