One Hundred Years of Solitude


Penguin | Paperback

Published: 6 March 2014



One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel García Márquez

One of the world’s most famous novels and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, One Hundred Years of Solitude blends the natural with the supernatural in one of the most magical reading experiences on earth.

Gabriel García Márquez’s great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buendía 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 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.