The General in His Labyrinth

Novel, Historical novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


At the age of forty-six General Simon Bolivar, who drove the Spanish from his lands and became the Liberator of South America, takes himself into exile. He makes a final journey down the Magdalene River, revisiting the cities along its shores, reliving the triumphs, passions and betrayals of his youth. Consumed by the memories of what he has done and what he failed to do, Bolivar hopes to see a way out of the labyrinth in which he has lived all his life...'Breathtaking. A superb fictional recreation of Bolivar's last month' - "Observer".

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A melancholic blend of history and Gabo’s classic surrealist prose

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