Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 8mm | 99.79g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141032464
  • 9780141032467
  • 36,395

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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 * 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 *
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About Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1927. He studied at the University of Botoga and later worked as a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador and as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas and New York. He is the author of several novels and collections of stories, including Eyes of a Blue Dog (1947), Leaf Storm (1955), No One Writesto the Colonel (1958), In Evil Hour (1962), Big Mama's Funeral (1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), Innocent Erendira and Other Stories (1972), 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), Strange Pilgrims (1992), Of Love and Other Demons (1994) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2005). Many of his books arepublished by Penguin. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in 2014.
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