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  • Published: 5 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241968581
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99

One Hundred Years of Solitude




A stunning new edition of one of the world's most beloved novels, ahead of the forthcoming Netflix adaptation

'Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice...'

Gabriel García Márquez's great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buendía family and of Macondo, the town they have built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Macondo has its wars and disasters, even its wonders and its miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, its secrets lie hidden, encoded in a book, and only Aureliano Buendía can fathom its mysteries and reveal its shrouded destiny. Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy and comic invention, One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the most daringly original works of the twentieth century.

  • Published: 5 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241968581
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in 1927 near Aracataca, Colombia. He is the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, and Living to Tell the Tale, among other works of fiction and non-fiction. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He lives in Mexico City.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on 6 March 1927 in Aractaca, Colombia, and died on 17 April 2014 in Mexico City, aged 87.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 for a body of work that includes novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories.

His most famous works include Leaf Storm (1955), In Evil Hour (1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch(1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), The General in His Labyrinth (1989), News of a Kidnapping (1996), Living to Tell the Tale (2002) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2004).

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Praise for One Hundred Years of Solitude

It's so much fun to read, unexpected and beautiful

Darryl Hannah

It's the most magical book I have ever read... I think [Márquez] has influenced the world

Caroline Herrera

No lover of fiction can fail to respond to the grace of Márquez's writing

Sunday Telegraph

Should be required reading for the entire human race

New York Times

The greatest novel in any language of the last 50 years

Salman Rushdie

The book that sort of saved my life

Emma Thompson

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