Marquez Garcia, Gabriel -- Chronicle of a Death Foretold [Book]
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First Edition. 120pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: FINE. A first printing of the first US edition. The book is crisp and tight; a few of the leaves are pinched at the tips. The Dust Wrapper is bright, with slight toning at the top. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author in Spanish, to his friend Vance Morgan, a Virginia collector. Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez's novella, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, is a dark and profound novel about the codes that men impose on women, and women on themselves; the curious notions of honor that can dominate an isolated community; the irresistible impulse toward violence; and the psychology of mass complicity (from the dust wrapper). According to Jonathan Yardley in Washington Post Book World, Chronicle of a Death Foretold "is, in miniature, a virtuoso performance."