One Hundred Years of Solitude

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Harper Collins, Jun 24, 2003 - Fiction - 432 pages
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One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career.

The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master.

Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.

  

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The prose is lyrical and flows as smoothly as a river. - LibraryThing
Still, the writing is gorgeous and very vivid. - LibraryThing
And the ending is fantastic. - LibraryThing
The writing itself was wonderful. - LibraryThing
The writing is beautiful. - LibraryThing
Especially the ending ♥ - LibraryThing

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User Review  - GraceZ - LibraryThing

This is a difficult book to respond to, just because I don't know where to start. Which is appropriate, because of the circularity of the Buendia family, etc. Interesting. In general, I dislike the ... Read full review

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(review originally written for bookslut) Getting One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the Bookslut list was hard work. Both my sister and Mike were opposed to it making it on the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
37
Section 4
59
Section 5
79
Section 6
103
Section 7
121
Section 8
141
Section 13
245
Section 14
269
Section 15
293
Section 16
315
Section 17
333
Section 18
355
Section 19
377
Section 20
399

Section 9
161
Section 10
181
Section 11
203
Section 12
223
Section 21
419
Section 22
420
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About the author (2003)

Gabriel GarcÍa MÁrquez was born in Colombia in 1927. His many books include The Autumn of the Patriarch; No One Writes to the Colonel; Love in the Time of Cholera; a memoir, Living to Tell the Tale; and, most recently, a novel, Memories of My Melancholy Whores. Gabriel GarcÍa MÁrquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

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