The Autumn Of The Patriarch

Paperback | March 14, 2006

byGabriel Garcia Marquez

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One of Gabriel García Márquez's most intricate and ambitious works, The Autumn of the Patriarch is a brilliant tale of a Caribbean tyrant andthe corruption of power.

From charity to deceit, benevolence to violence, fear of God to extreme cruelty, the dictator of The Autumn of the Patriarch embodies the best and the worst of human nature. Gabriel García Márquez, the renowned master of magical realism, vividly portrays the dying tyrant caught in the prison of his own dictator-ship. Employing an innovative, dreamlike style, and overflowing with symbolic descriptions, the novel transports the reader to a world that is at once fanciful and real.

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One of Gabriel García Márquez's most intricate and ambitious works, The Autumn of the Patriarch is a brilliant tale of a Caribbean tyrant andthe corruption of power.From charity to deceit, benevolence to violence, fear of God to extreme cruelty, the dictator of The Autumn of the Patriarch embodies the best and the worst of human nature...

Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez was born in Colombia in 1927. His many books include The Autumn of the Patriarch; No One Writes to the Colonel; Love in the Time of Cholera; a memoir, Living to Tell the Tale; and, most recently, a novel, Memories of My Melancholy Whores. Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.63 inPublished:March 14, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060882867

ISBN - 13:9780060882860

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"Majestic...Superb...A stunning portrait of hte archetype, the pathological fascist tyrant." (New York Times Book Review)