The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor. By Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Translated by Randolph Hogan. First American Edition, First Printing. Knopf. New York, 1986.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, affectionately known as Gabo, is one of the most influential authors of the last 100 years. Hailing from Colombia, his quintessentially Latin American narratives immerse readers in illuminated realities, where a sense of magic amplifies the minutest of details. Known as magical realism, today the genre is seen in a range of fictional works, but none of its practitioners are as widely celebrated as Gabo. He is credited with popularizing magical realism on an international scale. For this and his dedication to outstanding fiction, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. But at the onset of his literary career, he was a journalist, and The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor is perhaps his first notable work. It was originally published in 1955 as installments in the Colombian paper El Espectador. It is a nonfiction account of one sailor’s survival after the sinking of the Caldas battleship. Unique among Marquez’s works, this first English translation was not published until 1986.

This first American edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original blue cloth boards, fine. Text block near fine, only former owner’s signature to front pastedown. In the original dust jacket, very good with minor chipping and closed tears to edges. Some sticker residue to front flap.

A very good first American edition of one of Gabo’s earliest works.

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The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor. By Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Translated by Randolph Hogan. First American Edition, First Printing. Knopf. New York, 1986.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in