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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

One Hundred Years of Solitude (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN 13: 9780060883287
ISBN 10: 60883286
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: 2006-02-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 417
List Price: $15.99

One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career.

The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master.

Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.

Washington Post Book World

“More lucidity, wit, wisdom, and poetry than is expected from 100 years of novelists, let alone one man.”