Pipes and kettledrums herald the arrival of gypsies on their annual visit to Macondo, the newly founded village where José Arcadio Buendía and his strong-willed wife, Úrsula, have started their new life. As the mysterious Melquíades excites Aureliano Buendía's father with new inventions and tales of adventure, neither can know the significance of the indecipherable manuscript that the old gypsy passes into their hands.
About The Author
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in 1927 in Aractaca, Colombia. His most recent book, Memories of my Melancholy Whores (2005), is his first new novel to be published in a decade and is now available in paperback from penguin. He is the author of several novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories, including Leaf Storm (1955); One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967); The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975); Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981) and The General in His Labyrinth (1989).
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
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Comments about One Hundred Years Of Solitude : Popular Penguins:
This author was a Nobel Prize winner.
Some of his writing is insightful and well written, but most is fanciful notions with references not acceptable in western society today. A writer who is dated to a past period.
Series: Popular Penguins Ser.
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 29th June 2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 11.1 x 11.2 x 3.6
Weight (kg): 17.8
Edition Number: 1