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  • USA First Edition
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Released October 5, 1970
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£950.00

Equally tragic, joyful and comical, Gabriel García Márquez's masterpiece of magical realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a seamless blend of fantasy and reality, translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa.


Gabriel García Márquez's great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buendía family and of Macondo, the town they have built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Macondo has its wars and disasters, even its wonders and miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, its secrets lie hidden, encoded in a book and only Aureliano Buendía can fathom its mysteries and reveal its shrouded destiny. Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy with comic invention, One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the most daringly original works of the twentieth century.


Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928) was born in Aracataca, Colombia. He is the author of several novels, including Leaf Storm (1955), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975),Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981) and The General in His Labyrinth (1989). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

Book Condition & Notes

A near-fine first American edition. A small section of the cloth binding has been worn away on the bottom front corner. A previous owner's name and address has been stamped inside the front cover. In a very good, unclipped, second-issue dust jacket. There is some light wear to the edges of the jacket.


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Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist.

He is considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, particularly in the Spanish language, and was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Márquez is best known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, and Love in the Time of Cholera. His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style known as magic realism, which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations. Some of his works are set in the fictional village of Macondo (mainly inspired by his birthplace, Aracataca), and most of them explore the theme of solitude.

Upon García Márquez’s death in April 2014, Juan Manuel Santos, the president of Colombia, called him "the greatest Colombian who ever lived."

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Book Condition & Notes

A near-fine first American edition. A small section of the cloth binding has been worn away on the bottom front corner. A previous owner's name and address has been stamped inside the front cover. In a very good, unclipped, second-issue dust jacket. There is some light wear to the edges of the jacket.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.