Buy Books Online > Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) > No One Writes to the Colonel (English) (Paperback)
No One Writes to the Colonel (English) (Paperback): Book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

No One Writes to the Colonel (English) (Paperback)

Product Details:    Share this by email:

ISBN: 9780140157499    Publisher: Penguin Year of publishing: 2000     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 76        Language: English
No One Writes To The Colonel (International Writers) tells the poignant tale of a retired war veteran now spending his days in poverty. This colonel survived the Thousand Days' War and eagerly awaits his pension,...Read more
No One Writes To The Colonel (International Writers) tells the poignant tale of a retired war veteran now spending his days in poverty. This colonel survived the Thousand Days' War and eagerly awaits his pension, so he can spend his retirement comfortably. This pension was promised to him a long fifteen years prior, but there is still no sign of it. The old colonel and his wife reside in a tiny village which is under martial law. To make matters worse, his wife suffers from asthma. They struggle to make ends meet as they barely have enough for food and medication. They use up all their savings for their daily needs, in the hope that their much-awaited pension will turn up some day. Each Friday brings renewed hope for the colonel and his wife because it's the day the postman arrives on his weekly rounds. But with each passing Friday, there is still no news of his pension. All these years, he has eagerly watched the ship carrying letter and other mail dock at the harbour and he still desperately clings to the hope that one day, this ship will bring him good news and his army pension. Readers also learn in No One Writes To The Colonel (International Writers) that the colonel is rearing a rooster that has come to symbolise optimism even during the harshest of times. This new edition paperback was released in 2009 by Penguin India. Key Features: This story is set during the 10 year Civil War in Colombia. It was adapted for the big screen in 1999.
Read less
About the author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a noted author known for his stories based on magic realism. Born in Colombia, in 1927, he went on to build a career in the field... Read more
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a noted author known for his stories based on magic realism. Born in Colombia, in 1927, he went on to build a career in the field of journalism. He initially studied law at Colombia’s National University, but favoured a writing career. His novels include One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, and many more. His contribution to Latin American literature won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.
Read less

Other books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Recommended Books for you - See all

Price: Rs. 280   Rs.278
You save: Rs.2
Vendor : Royal Enterprises, MUMBAI
BUY NOW

Free Shipping on all orders of Rs.500 and above. Add Rs.30 otherwise. | Delivered in 5 working days

(Cash on delivery available)

Be assured. 7 days Return & Refund Policy.
Click here

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

1.Click on Add to Cart & Proceed to Checkout
2.Under payment options, choose
"Redeem Coupon Code/Gift Certificate"
3.Enter Promo Code "SHOP200"
4.Get Rs.200 off, Pay Balance Amount

Valid upto 21st July,13

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

Terms & Conditions