One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Gregory Rabassa (Translator)

HarperCollins Publishers, Paperback, 9780061120091, 417pp.

Publication Date: May 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.

About the Author
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in 1927 in the town of Aracataca, Columbia.Latin America's preeminent man of letters, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. Garcia Marquez began his writing career as a journalist and is the author of numerous other works of fiction and nonfiction, including the novels The Autumn of the Patriarch and Love in the Time of Cholera, and the autobiography Living to Tell the Tale. There has been resounding acclaim for his life's work since he passed away in April 2014.

Gregory Rabassa is the recipient of multiple prizes and the translator of One Hundred Years of Solitude, among other classic works.

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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