The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a 285-page softcover from Penguin Books, published by The Penguin Group, 1990. There is light surface wear to the cover and corner edge wear. Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is tight.
"Stay," said the minister, "and make one final sacrifice to save our country." "No, Herran," the General replied. "I no longer have a country to sacrifice for." It was the end. General Simon Jose Antonio de las Santisima Trinidad Bolivar y Palacios was leaving forever. With that, Simon Bolivar, one the the Western Hemisphere's supreme heroes, embarks on a seven-month voyage down the wide Magdalena River. Forced from power, made old and ill by the pressures of war, passion, victory, and betrayal, the General reexamines his life, confronting the phantoms of his past, reliving the campaigns that brought him renown, and remembering the women he loved for a night or a lifetime. On a journey that is at once a fantasy of triumphal progress and a nightmare of loss and disillusions, we come to know the Liberator--the dazzling orchestrator of political and military intrigue--as well as the lover, the libertine, the fighter capable of heroism, mercy, and ruthlessness. Here is the Bolivar of flesh and blood, worthy of adoration and anger, seen among his enemies and his partisans, rescued from myth and made real.ISBN: 0-1401-4859-0