The General in His Labyrinth

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Vintage International, Oct 7, 2003 - Fiction - 285 pages
159 Reviews
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  - William1 - Goodreads

This is wonderful. Dense with historical incident, deft characterization, and the telling detail that is García Márquez's hallmark. It's the story of Simón Bolívar--he who liberated South America from ... Read full review

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User Review  - Luisa Black - Goodreads

I can tell that there's something really important going on in this, but, unfortunately, have no idea what it is. :( Have also read 100 Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, but still ... Read full review


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