Doña Bárbara

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Random House LLC, Feb 9, 2011 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Publicada por primera vez en 1929, este clásico de la literatura venezolana y latinoamericana narra el apasionado triángulo amoroso entre Santos Luzardo, doña Bárbara y su hija, Marisela. Cuando el abogado Santos Luzardo vuelve a Los Llanos de Apure para reclamar las tierras de su familia, descubre que éstas están en mano de su déspota prima doña Bárbara, que las dirige con mano de hierro y malas artes. La decisión de Santos de luchar por lo que es suyo y la aparición de la hija de doña Bárbara abrirán antiguas heridas y revelarán el trágico pasado de doña Bárbara. El conflicto que se producirá desestabilizará la hacienda y cambiará todo para siempre. Más allá de su ardiente historia, Doña Bárbara simboliza la lucha entre dos fuerzas, el bien y el mal; la civilización y la barbarie; el mundo de ayer y el de mañana. Una historia universal de amor, seducción y violentas pasiones.


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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
14
Section 3
23
Section 4
36
Section 5
44
Section 6
53
Section 7
59
Section 8
70
Section 24
207
Section 25
215
Section 26
225
Section 27
234
Section 28
241
Section 29
250
Section 30
260
Section 31
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
95
Section 12
102
Section 13
108
Section 14
123
Section 15
138
Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
166
Section 19
174
Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
190
Section 23
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
338
Section 44
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Rómulo Gallegos was born in Caracas into a family of humble origin. He began his work as a schoolteacher, writer, and journalist in 1903. His novel Doña Bárbara was first published 1929, and as a result was forced to flee Venezuela since he criticized the military regime at the time. He took refuge in Spain, where he continued to write: his acclaimed novels Cantaclaro (1934) and Canaima (1935) date from this period. He returned to Venezuela in 1936 and served in a variety of senior positions in the government. In 1947 he ran for the presidency of the republic, won the election, took office in February 1948, and was overthown by a military coup d'état the following November. He took refuge first in Cuba and then in Mexico. He was able to return to Venezuela in 1958. He was appointed a Senator for life, awarded the National Literature Prize, and elected to the Venezuelan Academy of the Language (the correspondent agency in Venezuela of the Spanish Royal Academy). The Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize was created in his honor in 1964, with the first award being made in 1967. He died in Caracas on on April 7, 1969.


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