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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Cien Años de Soledad was first published in 1967
This edition published by Penguin in 2000
Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa

The mythic town of Macondo, founded by Jose Arcadio Buendía, his wife Ursula, and nineteen other families, lies in northern Colombia, somewhere in the great swamps between the mountains and the coast. One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the town and of the Buendía family through the course of a century. It tells of how visitors and new inventions from the outside world impact upon the lives of the townspeople. Interwoven with their personal struggles are events that recall the political, social, and economic turmoil of a hundred years of Latin American history. Covering love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility, Marquez weaves a magical tapestry of the everyday and the fantastic, the humdrum and the miraculous, life and death, tragedy and comedy.

One Hundred Years of Solitude….. is above all an irresistible work of storytelling, mixing the magic of the fairy tale, the realistic detail of the domestic novel and the breadth of the family saga.’ New York Times

Gabriel García Márquez was born in 1928 in the town of Aracatca, Colombia. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

By the same Author:
The Autumn of the Patriarch
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Clandestine in Chile
The General in His Labyrinth
In Evil Hour
Leaf Storm and Other Stories
Living To Tell the Tale
Love in the Time of Cholera
News of a Kidnapping
No One Writes to the Colonel
Of Love and Other Demons
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor
Strange Pilgrims: Twelve Stories

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