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The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World | Study Guide

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Overview

Author

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Year Published

1968

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" is told from the perspective of an unknown third-person narrator.

Tense

"The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" is told in the past tense.

About the Title

"The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" (El ahogado más hermoso del mundo) refers to the main character of the story, an unknown man who washes ashore in a seaside town. Nothing is known about his past or his death, but the women of the town clean him up only to realize how unusually tall, well built, and handsome he is.

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