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GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel.

Chronicle of a Death Foretold....

Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Jonathan Cape, 1982

Stock Code: 130933

£1,750
signed
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition in English, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on p. v, "Para Tom, de su amigo, Gabriel 82", with the Quentin Blake designed bookplate of publisher Tom Maschler loosely inserted. Maschler joined Jonathan Cape as editorial director, aged 26, in 1960, and became managing director in 1966. He soon became a leading literary force and was crucial in the creation of the Booker Prize in 1969. Maschler has said of García Márquez that "he is the greatest writer I have published ever. I think probably he is the greatest living writer. But I didn't know that. That came later. I just knew I wanted to publish him" (Hani, 2008). Chronicle of a Death Foretold was originally published in Spain under the title Crónica de una muerte anunciada in 1981; this English edition was published in the year Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, with the publisher's sticker advertising this to the front panel of the dust jacket. Chronicle of a Death Foretold is notably scarce inscribed.

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Description

Octavo. Original dark green boards, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Negligible rubbing to spine ends, a couple of tiny dents to rear cover; a near-fine copy in the jacket with small section of fading to rear panel.

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