Book #43: One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

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.

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