Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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By (author) Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 7mm | 94g
  • Publication date: 7 February 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141032464
  • ISBN 13: 9780141032467
  • Sales rank: 17,003

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"Chronicle of a Death Foretold" is a compelling, moving story exploring injustice and mob hysteria by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera". "On the day they were going to kill him, Santiago Nasar got up at five-thirty in the morning to wait for the boat the bishop was coming on." Santiago Nasar is brutally murdered in a small town by two brothers. All the townspeople knew it was going to happen - including the victim. But nobody did anything to prevent the killing. Twenty seven years later, a man arrives in town to try and piece together the truth from the contradictory testimonies of the townsfolk. To at last understand what happened to Santiago, and why..."A masterpiece." ("Evening Standard"). "A work of high explosiveness - the proper stuff of Nobel prizes. An exceptional novel." ("The Times"). "Brilliant writer, brilliant book." ("Guardian"). As one of the pioneers of magic realism and perhaps the most prominent voice of Latin American literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has received international recognition for his novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories. Those published in translation by Penguin include "Autumn of the Patriarch", "Bon Voyage Mr. President", "Collected Stories", "The General in his Labyrinth", "In the Evil Hour", "Innocent Erendira and Other Stories", "Leaf Storm", "Living to Tell the Tale", "Love in the Time of Cholera", "Memories of Melancholy Whores", "News of a Kidnapping", "No-one Writes to the Colonel", "Of Love and Other Demons", "The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor" and "Strange Pilgrims".

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927- ) was born in Aracataca, Colombia. His most recent book, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, is his first new novel to be published in a decade and is available as a Penguin Paperback from August 2007. He is the author of several novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories, including Leaf Storm (1955); One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967); The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975); Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981) and The General in His Labyrinth (1989). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

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My favourite book by one of the world's greatest authors. You're in the hands of a master Mariella Frostrup A work of high explosiveness - the proper stuff of Nobel prizes. An exceptional novel. The Times A masterpiece Evening Standard Brilliant writer, brilliant book -- Dan Rhodes, The Guardian