by Gabriel García Márquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude is the family saga set in Columbia. The patriarch of the family, establishes a new town called Macondo. The patriarch sees the town as a utopian dream, despite the woes visited on the family during the hundred years covered by the story. The book is a study in the contrasts between perception and reality. Although a work if fiction, the author wove in key events in Columbian history.
The English copy of One Hundred Years of Solitude that I will use for the reading project was translated by the publisher, Harper and Row, in 1970, just three years after the Spanish original. I purchased a paperback copy of the book that is 417 pages in length.
- [Book] One Hundred Years of Solitude on Wikipedia
- [Author] Gabriel García Márquez on Wikipedia
- [Info] Aracataca, the town in Columbia that was the inspiration for the book’s municipal setting, on Wikipedia
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