Item #124877 One Hundred Years of Solitude. Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
One Hundred Years of Solitude.
One Hundred Years of Solitude.

One Hundred Years of Solitude.

1970. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.

8vo, (8), 422 pp. Original green cloth, dust-jacket (1st state). A little musty and dusty, dust-jacket edge wear and a small tear on the back cover. Generally a good copy as issued but not fine. Ink signature at front "Nancy Gail Schwarz".

§ First edition of the book in English (first published in Argentina in 1967), first state of the dust-jacket. "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)." Item #124877

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