Item #GGM056 One Hundred Years of Solitude. Gabriel García Márquez.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Price: $650.00

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 second issue dust jacket with "." at the end of the first paragraph on the front flap. Publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettering, and olive endpapers; in the colorful pictorial dust jacket designed by Guy Fleming. Near fine book, with light rubbing to spine ends and bottom corners, light spotting to text block edges, and light offsetting to rear endpapers; very good unclipped dust jacket, with light wear to spine ends, a few small nicks and creases to edges, a small closed tear to top edge of rear panel, "Doubleday" sticker to rear panel, and lightly nicked corners. Overall, an attractive copy. 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 forty languages. Item #GGM056