Rómulo Gallegos





Rómulo Gallegos


Born
in Caracas, Venezuela
August 02, 1884

Died
April 07, 1969

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Rómulo Gallegos Freire was a Venezuelan teacher, novelist and politician. For a period of some nine months during 1948, he was the first cleanly elected president in his country's history.

But it was not as a teacher nor a political leader that Gallegos was to achieve greatest fame.

He was best known for his forceful novels that dramatize the overpowering natural aspects of the Venezuelan Llanos (grasslands), the local folklore, and such social events as alligator hunts.

After publishing Reinaldo Solar, his first novel in 1921, when he was 37 and five years later his second work, La Trepadora, Gallegos published his most renowned work entitled Doña Bárbara in 1929. Gallegos won then international reputation as one of the leading novelists in
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Average rating: 3.77 · 2,776 ratings · 143 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
Doña Bárbara

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3.77 avg rating — 2,276 ratings — published 1929 — 41 editions
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La Trepadora

3.86 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 1943 — 3 editions
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Canaima

3.78 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 1935 — 10 editions
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Cantaclaro

3.85 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1969 — 3 editions
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Pobre negro

3.76 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1937 — 2 editions
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Sobre la misma tierra

3.56 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Cuentos Completos

4.67 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1984 — 3 editions
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Reinaldo Solar

3.17 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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La brizna de paja en el viento

3.70 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1952
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Pataruco

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1984
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“Como todo buen venezolano, confundía la noción del deber con la del derecho. Mejor dicho: no pensaba que tenía deberes, sino derechos.”
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