Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez

The novel unfolds as a murder mystery, revealing the planned revenge killing of a young man named Santiago Nasar by the Vicario brothers. They believe Santiago has dishonored their sister, Angela, by taking her virginity before her marriage to another man. Despite the impending murder being common knowledge within the small Colombian town, a series of coincidences and misunderstandings prevent anyone from intervening, leading to Santiago's tragic and foretold demise. The narrative explores themes of honor, fate, and the collective responsibility of a community.

The 1204th greatest book of all time


Published
1981
Nationality
Colombian
Type
Fiction
Pages
120-140
Words
27,000
Original Language
Spanish

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