One Hundred Years of Solitude. Gabriel García Márquez.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Hard Cover. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.


Translated from the original Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. First American edition, first printing in the first issue dust jacket with "!" at the end of the first paragraph on the front flap. Publisher's dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, olive endpapers; in the colorful pictorial dust jacket designed by Guy Fleming. Fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket with a hint of fading to spine, small chip to top of front panel, very small closed tear to bottom of rear panel, and a touch of wear to spine ends. Overall, a pristine copy in a vibrant example of its scarce first issue dust jacket. Housed in a custom red cloth folding box. Widely considered the author's masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude is the English translation of Cien años de soledad, first published in Buenos Aires in 1967 by Editorial Sudamericana. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel tells the story of five generations of the Buendía family, beginning with patriarch José Arcadio Buendía and his wife Ursula Iguarán. Through the family history, García Márquez relates the history of the fictional Macondo people, founded by the Buendías. Despite their importance to Macondo, García Márquez makes clear that the Buendías interpret their land like they interpret themselves - in their own unique and esoteric way. Regardless, the Macondo represent the author's home country, Colombia, and the Buendías, his countrymen. As the dust jacket explains, "In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family one sees all mankind, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo one sees all of Latin America." An important example of the magical realism style and the literary Latin American Boom of the 1960s and 1970s, One Hundred Years of Solitude has been translated into over twenty languages.


Item #GGM054

Price: $2,500.00