The General in His Labyrinth

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Vintage International, Oct 7, 2003 - Fiction - 285 pages
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General Simon Bolivar, “the Liberator” of five South American countries, takes a last melancholy journey down the Magdalena River, revisiting cities along its shores, and reliving the triumphs, passions, and betrayals of his life. Infinitely charming, prodigiously successful in love, war and politics, he still dances with such enthusiasm and skill that his witnesses cannot believe he is ill. Aflame with memories of the power that he commanded and the dream of continental unity that eluded him, he is a moving exemplar of how much can be won—and lost—in a life.

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User Review  - Tanuj Solanki - Goodreads

The unavoidable error of not re-reading a Marquez novel immediately after the first reading. Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

Sad tale of the last days of Simon Bolivar, liberator of most of South America from Spain. Of course, in the hands (and riotous imagination) of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the story becomes kind of a ... Read full review


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