One Hundred Years of Solitude

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

HarperCollins Publishers, Paperback, 9780061120091, 417pp.

Publication Date: May 30, 2006


One of the most influential literary works of our time, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a dazzling and original achievement by the masterful Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women -- brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul -- this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.

Praise For One Hundred Years of Solitude

“More lucidity, wit, wisdom, and poetry than is expected from 100 years of novelists, let alone one man.”
-Washington Post Book World

“The first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race.”
-William Kennedy, New York Times Book Review

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