New York: Harper & Row, 1970. First English language edition. First printing in a first state dust jacket ending the first paragraph with an exclamation point. A Near Fine example of the book with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page and no number line on the final page.Gift inscription in ink to the half title. In a bright, Near Fine price clipped dust jacket with very trivial wear at the spine ends and corners.
Along with "Love in the Time of Cholera," "One Hundred Years of Solitude" is considered Marquez’ greatest work, and is the book that made his international reputation. First published in 1967 – and in English in 1970 -- the wide spanning story of the Buendia family would achieve incredible popularity and, in fact, be responsible for lifting the future Nobel Prize winner out of poverty as it would go on to sell more than 30,000,000 copies. Considered the ultimate expression of his style of magical realism, "One Hundred Years of Solitude" has won awards in numerous countries and was listed on Le Monde’s list of the “100 Books of the Century.”
“He has also written a novel so filled with humor, rich detail and startling distortion that it brings to mind the best of Faulkner and Gunter Grass. It is a South American Genesis, an earthy piece of enchantment, more, as the narrator says of Macondo, ‘an intricate stew of truth and mirages.’” (Contemporary New York Times Book Review) Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #2594)