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Publisher Description

ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS BOOKS AND WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
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'Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice'

Gabriel García Márquez's great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buendía 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 Buendía 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.
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'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 Márquez's writing' Sunday Telegraph

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
March 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
432
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Gibgypsy ,

100 years of solitude

Loved it. Though confusing on plenty of occasions, I thoroughly enjoyed reading that even the characters at times forgot who they were too!! Fantastic imagination. Never expected this ending and what an original way to end such a long lineage and lives of the Buen Dias's.

castasfiore ,

Love the book but the translation is poor

I love this book and I have read it many times in Spanish. In fact I remember falling in love with my distant mother tongue with this book. Now I read it in English for a university assignment and I find a lot of the original poetry has been lost in translation. In fact it seems like a the translator did not understand many of the double entendres and that takes a lot away from the book. Aside from this major flaw, this particular electronic edition has not been laid out with the care it could have been. The chapters have not been divided and this renders the book unnavigable for anyone wishing to use it for anything other than pleasure. I would expect more from Penguin- It is disappointing that you think that entering the ebook market consists of just uploading an exact copy of your paper prints to a server for users to download- The least you could do would be to ru it through a typesetting software one more time before releasing it. The world is changing, don’t get left out!

Wearsteel ,

A muddle and a mishmash

I’m sure many have read enjoyed and pondered this book. I am no on of them. Although I did at times ponder why finish it.

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