One Hundred Years of Solitude. Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

One Hundred Years of Solitude.

New York: Harper & Row, 1970. First Printing of the First U.S. Edition. A Near Fine copy with just a hint of rubbing to the extremities in a Near Fine, bright, unclipped second issue dust jacket (with period) that has a touch of edge wear with a supplied green cloth slipcase. The story follows 100 years in the life of Macondo, a village founded by José Arcadio Buendía and occupied by descendants all sporting variations on their progenitor's name: his sons, José Arcadio and Aureliano, and grandsons, Aureliano José, Aureliano Segundo, and José Arcadio Segundo. Then there are the women--the two Úrsulas, a handful of Remedios, Fernanda, and Pilar--who struggle to remain grounded even as their menfolk build castles in the air. If it is possible for a novel to be highly comic and deeply tragic at the same time, then One Hundred Years of Solitude does the trick. Civil war rages throughout, hearts break, dreams shatter, and lives are lost, yet the effect is literary pentimento, with sorrow's outlines bleeding through the vibrant colors of García Márquez's magical realism. Item #22756

Price: $1,500.00

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