One Hundred Years of Solitude
In the book which put South America on the literary map, MÃ¡rquez tells the haunting story of a community in which the political, the personal and the spiritual worlds intertwine.
ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BOOKS AND WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
‘Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano BuendÃ¬a was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice’
Gabriel GarcÃ¬a MÃ¡rquez’s great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the BuendÃ¬a family and of Macondo, the town they 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 BuendÃ¬a 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.
‘Should be required reading for the entire human race’ The New York Times
‘The book that sort of saved my life’ Emma Thompson
‘No lover of fiction can fail to respond to the grace of MÃ¡rquez’s writing’ Sunday Telegraph