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One Hundred Years of Solitude by  Gabriel GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ - First Edition - 1970 - from Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (SKU: 914661)

One Hundred Years of Solitude

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

by GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel

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About This Item

NY: Harper & Row. 1970. The first American edition of his masterwork, one of the most important novels of the century, which introduced magical realism to a wide audience and helped bring the boom in Latin American literature to this country. At the end of the 1970s this book was voted by the editors of The New York Times Book Review to be not only the best book published in the last ten years but the one most likely to still be read and still be important one hundred years hence. García Márquez was awarded the Nobel Prize, among countless other literary awards. A fine copy in a second issue dust jacket that is very near fine, with just light shelf wear at the heel. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

Synopsis

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).

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Bookseller
Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
914661
Title
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Author
GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
NY
Date published
1970

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Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

All books are First Editions or First American Editions in dust jackets unless otherwise noted and are returnable within 30 days.

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Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

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Hadley, Massachusetts
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About Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

We deal in rare books, specializing in modern literary first editions. We regularly issue catalogs of Modern Literature and less regularly issue catalogs of Native American Literature, the Literature of the Vietnam War and the 1960s, and Nature Writing. Ken is a former President of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. We maintain an office in Hadley, Massachusetts and welcome visitors by appointment. We are always interested in buying rare books, manuscripts, or related material in any of our areas of specialty and are happy to hear from anyone offering such items to us.

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heel
The lower most portion of the spine when the book is standing vertically.

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