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    One Hundred Years of Solitude (Paperback) By (author) Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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    DescriptionThis magical realist novel tells the history of the Buendias family, the founders of Macondo, a remote South American settlement. In the world of the novel there is a Spanish galleon beached in the jungle, a flying carpet, and an iguana in a woman's womb.


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    Title
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140278767
    ISBN 10: 0140278761
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 863
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    geneal. table
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    03 September 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review text
    As a Nobel Prize for Literature winner (1982), Gabriel Garcia Marquez has already been acknowledged as one of the greatest writers of this century. The hugely influential One Hundred Years of Solitude is a novel with magnificent scope and panoramic perspective, formed by his much lauded 'magic realism' style. The town of Macondo and its fatalistic inhabitants are weaved into a story which is simultaneously complex and simple. From the moment when the gypsy Melquiades arrives in the land-locked settlement of Macondo with his inventions from beyond the water, and the first of the Buendia family embarks on his craze for alchemy, readers around the world understood that a new kind of fiction had arrived. Though it was for Marquez's visions of levitating laundry and showers of butterflies that the coinage 'magic realism' came to be minted, the novel is loved no less for its understanding of the way the human psyche finds itself so frequently teetering on a terrifying pinnacle between longing and refusal than for its colossal inventions in the natural world. (Kirkus UK)