One Hundred Years of Solitude - Marquez 2014 (Paperback)
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude - Marquez 2014 (Paperback)

One Hundred Years of Solitude - Marquez 2014 (Paperback)

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One of the world's most famous novels, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, blends the natural with the supernatural in one of the most magical reading experiences on earth. 'Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice' Gabriel Garcia Marquez's great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buendia 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 Buendia 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. 'Dazzling' The New York Times

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241968581

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27th January 2012
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“Confusion aside, it's incredible...”

Firstly, a warning to readers...if you felt confused by the doubling of Cathy/ Catherine in Wuthering Heights, prepare to have your mind blown a hundred-fold more!

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19th December 2011
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“Dissappointing”

It is a story about the Buendia family over six generations, most of whom seem to be called Jose, or Arccadio or both. They are given a parchment by some gypsies and 100 years later is is deciphered by a descendant of... More

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