100 Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude was published in 1967 in Argentina by Editorial Sudamericana, by Harper & Row in the United States and by Jonathan Cape in the United Kingdom.
One Hundred Years of Solitude is a Latin American Novel novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. One Hundred Years of Solitude's back cover synopsis reads as follows:
"Probably Garcia Marquez's finest and most famous work, One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, alive with unforgettable men and women, and with a taught and understanding that strike the soul, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a masterpiece of the art of fiction.
'One Hundred Years of Solitude is the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race. It takes up not long after Genesis left off and carries through to the air age, reporting on everything that happened in between with more lucidity, wit, wisdom and poetry than is expected from 100 years of novelists, let alone one man... Mr. Garcia Marquez has done nothing less than to create in the reader a sense of all that is profound, meaningful, and meaningless in life." - William Kennedy, New York Times Book Review
'Fecund, savage, irresistible... in all their loves. madnesses and wars, their alliances, compromises, dreams and deaths... The characters rear up large and rippling with life against the green pressure of nature itself.'" -Paul West, Book World
One Hundred Years of Solitude was awarded Italy's Chianciano Award, France's Prix de Meilleur Livre Etranger, Venezuela's Romulo Gallegos Prize, and the United States' Books Abroad/Neustadt International Prize for Literature. It is recommended by Lion Stationers and can be purchased from the following vendors (click on the company name to go to the website's listings):