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One Hundred Years of Solitude Paperback - 2014

by Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

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  • Title One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Author Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Re-issue
  • Condition Very Good
  • Pages 400
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Penguin Books, London
  • Date 2014
  • Bookseller's Inventory # GOR005955697
  • ISBN 9780241968581 / 0241968585

About this book

One Hundred Years of Solitude chronicles the life of Macondo, a fictional town based in part of Garcia Marquez's hometown of Aracataca, Columbia, and seven generations of the founding family, the Buendias. He creates a complex world with characters and events that display the full range of human experience. For the reader, the pleasure of the novel derives from its fast-paced narrative, humor, vivid characters, and fantasy elements. In this 'magic realism', the author combines imaginative flights of fancy with social realism to give us images of levitating priests, flying carpets, a four-year-long rainstorm, and a young woman ascending to heaven while folding sheets" (NYPL Books of the Century 31).

First edition identification

One Hundred Years of Solitude (Cien Años de Soledad),  was first published in Spanish in 1967 by Editorial Sudamericana. It was later published in English in 1970 by Harper & Row. 

True first edition, 1967 Cien Años de Soledad- Octavo, in bright  illustrated wrappers. 

First American Edition published by Harper & Row, New York, 1970 - Octavo, original green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. The first issue features a dust jacket with the exclamation point at the end of the first paragraph on the front flap instead of the period mark on later issues

 First British edition published by Jonathan Cape, London, in 1970-  Octavo, original green cloth.