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  • Published: 11 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241968635
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

The Autumn of the Patriarch




Márquez Day: A celebration of one of the world's most loved writers available in ebook for the first time

As the citizens of an unnamed Caribbean nation creep through the corridors of the presidential palace in search of their tyrannical leader, they cannot comprehend that the frail and withered man laying dead on the floor can be the self-styled General of the Universe. Their egocentric, maniacally violent leader, known for serving up traitors to dinner guests and drowning young children at sea, can surely not die the humiliating death of a mere mortal?The Autumn of the Patriarch is re-issued on Gabriel García Márquez 's birthday to celebrate the publication of his books as ebooks for the first time.

  • Published: 11 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241968635
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in 1927 near Aracataca, Colombia. He is the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, and Living to Tell the Tale, among other works of fiction and non-fiction. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He lives in Mexico City.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on 6 March 1927 in Aractaca, Colombia, and died on 17 April 2014 in Mexico City, aged 87.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 for a body of work that includes novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories.

His most famous works include Leaf Storm (1955), In Evil Hour (1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch(1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), The General in His Labyrinth (1989), News of a Kidnapping (1996), Living to Tell the Tale (2002) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2004).

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