Marquez Garcia, Gabriel -- One Hundred Years of Solitude [Book]
New York: Harper & Row, 1970. First Edition. 422 pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Very modest cocking; pencil writing on front flyleaf. Dust Wrapper is second issue with the period instead of ! at the end of the first paragraph of front flap; has negligible bumping; and a minor crease on rear. One of the most acclaimed and beloved novels of the post-war era, a celebrated example of 'magic realism'. "The novel tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death, of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family, recounting seven generations, from its youthful patriarch of the late 18th century to its last child of the early 20th. 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 in 1982.