One Hundred Years of SolitudeLarge Print - 2004
One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women--brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul--this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.
From Library Staff
Colombia from about 1850-1950
BostonPL_ReadersAdvisory Aug 01, 2018
#19. The story of a family in an isolated town as it begins to lose its innocence. Over a hundred year time frame the village experiences war, death, marriages, love affairs and massacre, and comes almost full circle to its origins.
Using the mystical town of Macondo as a backdrop. Gabriel Garcia Marquez tells the story of Colonel Aureliano, his seventeen illegitimate sons, and the ensuing seven generations of the Buendia family. Weaving together the political, personal, and spiritual, this classic novel uses the rich tapest... Read More »
"Cien anos de soledad" translated into English.
From the critics
Sexual Content: A whole bunch of incest and prostitution, mostly with very young people
Violence: More than three thousand people are shot and their bodies are dumped into the sea