• The Story Of A Shipwrecked Sailor

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    • Category : AWARD WINNERS
    • ISBN Code: 9780241968604
    • Format : Paperback
    • By (Author): Marquez,Gabriel Garcia
    • Publisher: Viking Uk
    • Published Date: 06 Mar 2014

     

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, started his literary career with the publication of The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor...

'On February 22 we were told that we would be returning to Columbia.'

In 1955 eight crew members of Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were swept overboard. Velasco alone survived, drifting on a raft for ten days without food or water. Marquez retells the survivor's amazing tale of endurance, from his loneliness and thirst to his determination to survive.

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor was Marquez's first major work, published in a Colombian newspaper, El Espectador, in 1955 and then in book form in 1970.

The story of Velasco on his raft, his battle with sharks over a succulent fish, his hallucinations, his capture of a seagull which he was unable to eat, his subsequent droll rescue, has all the grip of archetypal myth.

 



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