New York: Harper & Row, 1970. First English language edition. In a second state jacket without the exclamation point ending the first paragraph on the front flap. Fine in Fine, a bright copy with just a hint of sunning to the spine.
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 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). Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #3445)