Title: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Author: Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa (trans), Neil Packer (illus)
Publisher: The Folio Society, 2006. Out of print.
Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Like new except small 1cm split to top of slipcase.
One Hundred Years of Solitude is a 1967 novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez that tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founds the town of Macondo, the metaphoric Colombia.
The widely acclaimed book, considered by many to be the author’s masterpiece, was first published in Spanish in 1967, and subsequently has been translated into thirty-seven languages and has sold more than 30 million copies.
García Márquez won the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature. The novel topped the list of books that have most shaped world literature over the last 25 years, according to a survey of international writers commissioned by the global literary journal Wasafiri as a part of its 25th-anniversary celebration.