Chronicle of A Death Foretold

Chronicle of A Death Foretold

A Novel

eBook - 2003 | First Vintage International edition
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Angela Vicario's husband returns his new bride to her family hours after the marriage, claiming she is a dishonored woman. Angela's family forces her to reveal her first lover's name, and her twin brothers set out to murder the man, Santiago Nasar. As the murder is planned, no one in the town tries to stop the crime, which results in an entire society put on trial for the murder.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2003
Edition: First Vintage International edition
ISBN: 9781101911105
Characteristics: 1 online resource (120 pages)
Additional Contributors: Rabassa, Gregory


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Mar 04, 2018

In Chronicle Of A Death Foretold, a man returns to his hometown to try to finally get closure on a murder that took place several decades earlier, only to find that he is unable to piece together a complete and objective picture of what really happened. I believe that this book is unsuited for younger readers, because of the amount of coarse language and adult content in it. So, though the title of this book basically reveals the ending and the fate of its protagonist, I still felt the suspense while reading. One thing I admire about shorter novels like this one is that they are usually able to pack more punch into fewer pages. In 120, Gabriel Garcia Marquez shows readers into the customs and injustices of a society dominated by machismo. The characters in this novel were really memorable for me because of the narrator's descriptions. He gives just enough information about the characters so that I was able to picture them in my mind, but not enough to draw any conclusions about them. I guess I'll never know if Santiago Nasar was guilty or not...

Oct 08, 2015

At first it seems the narration is in the third person, but then there are numerous interjections indicating that its in the first person, and that it is being narrated 23 years afterwards. Although the narrator refers to their family members, one get the sense that it is not an individual person, but more like a hovering spirit. Relevant information on the murder keeps coming until the last page, maintaining the suspense. The sense of inevitability, of necessity, and of discovery somehow coincide and are made to cohere in the reader's understanding. Bewildering and intoxicating.

lalarod24 Aug 01, 2015

This book was so boring I don't know how many one found it entertaining. It takes a million years to get to the point and too much setting is being described. Not a good read. It gets good toward the end and thats the best part of the book.

Jun 19, 2012

Well written. Same story told by various characters. A good portrait of a small town. Reminds me of my recent trip in Columbia. But what's the point of this little story?

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Mar 20, 2018

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Mar 04, 2018

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Mar 04, 2018

Coarse Language: Coarse language appears regularly throughout the text.


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