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One Hundred Years Of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

06-03-2014

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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

One Hundred Years Of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude
Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy and comic invention, this book is one of the most daringly original works of the twentieth century.

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One of the world's most famous novels, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, blends the natural with the supernatural in on one of the most magical reading experiences on earth. 'Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.' Gabriel Garcia Marquez's great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buendia family and of Macondo, the town they have 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 Buendia 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. "Dazzling." (The New York Times).

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The book that sort of saved my life Emma Thompson The greatest novel in any language of the last 50 years Salman Rushdie Should be required reading for the entire human race New York Times
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