"one of the preeminent literary achievements of the century" (Klein, 26)
"One of the best-known and highly esteemed works of Latin American magic realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude... allegorizes cosmic questions and literary concerns while remaining an absorbing story" (Barron, Fantasy and Horror 7-130).
Gabriel Garcia Marquez "One Hundred Years of Solitude". New York: Harper & Row, (1970). First edition in English with original green cloth and original second issue dust jacket. Octavo.
García Márquez's wife Mercedes "had to pawn her hair dryer and their electric heater to pay for the postage to mail the finished manuscript-in two separate lots, because they couldn't afford to mail the whole thing all at once-to his Argentine publisher, who printed 8000 copies. They sold out in a week... Although the Boom in Latin-American fiction was well under way, the popular response to One Hundred Years of Solitude was almost unimaginable...
It is the most famous manifestation of the Boom, and García Márquez is the most celebrated of the prominent Boom writers" (Jon Lee Anderson). Pablo Neruda proclaimed it "the greatest achievement in Spanish literature since Don Quixote" (Klein, 26). Originally published in 1967 in Spanish. First edition, so stated on copyright page with un-clipped $7.95 price on the dust jacket still intact.
Condition:Near Fine. The binding is uniform and tight. Pages crisp and clean, with no markings, writings, or stampings. No attached bookplates or signs of any removed. No ripped or creased pages. A well-cared for book, free of tobacco odors and stains. Slight spine lean with very light dust-jacket wear to extremities. A wonderful clean copy. Photos of the actual book.
About The Author
Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez born March 6, 1927) is a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, and is the earliest remaining living recipient. He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha; they have two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo.
He started as a journalist, and has written many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985). His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style labeled as magic realism, which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations. Some of his works are set in a fictional village called Macondo (the town mainly inspired by his birthplace Aracataca), and most of them express the theme of solitude.
- New York: Harper & Row (1970)
- US First Edition
- Near Fine