One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

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'Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.' Pipes and kettledrums herald the arrival of gypsies on their annual visit to Macondo, the newly founded village where Jose Arcadio Buendia and his strong-willed wife, Ursula, have started their new life. As the mysterious Melquiades excites Aureliano Buendia's father with new inventions and tales of adventure, neither can know the significance of the indecipherable manuscript that the old gypsy passes into their hands. Through plagues of insomnia, civil war, hauntings and vendettas, the many tribulations of the Buendia household push memories of the manuscript aside. Few remember its existence and only one will discover the hidden message that it holds...This new edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most celebrated novel is published to coincide with celebrations to mark the 80th birthday of this Nobel Prize winning author in 2007.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 286g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 014103243X
  • 9780141032436
  • 6,043

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No lover of fiction can fail to respond to the grace of Marquez's writing * Sunday Telegraph * It's the most magical book I have ever read... I think [Marquez] has influenced the world * Caroline Herrera * The book that sort of saved my life * Emma Thompson * It's so much fun to read, unexpected and beautiful * Darryl Hannah * The greatest novel in any language of the last 50 years * Salman Rushdie * Should be required reading for the entire human race * New York Times * No lover of fiction can fail to respond to the grace of Marquez's writing * Sunday Telegraph * It's the most magical book I have ever read... I think [Marquez] has influenced the world * Caroline Herrera * The book that sort of saved my life * Emma Thompson * It's so much fun to read, unexpected and beautiful * Darryl Hannah * The greatest novel in any language of the last 50 years * Salman Rushdie * Should be required reading for the entire human race * New York Times *
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About Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1927. He studied at the University of Botoga and later worked as a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador and as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas and New York. He is the author of several novels and collections of stories, including Eyes of a Blue Dog (1947), Leaf Storm (1955), No One Writesto the Colonel (1958), In Evil Hour (1962), Big Mama's Funeral (1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), Innocent Erendira and Other Stories (1972), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), The General in His Labyrinth (1989), Strange Pilgrims (1992), Of Love and Other Demons (1994) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2005). Many of his books arepublished by Penguin. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in 2014.
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