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Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez FIRST EDITION
New York: Harper & Row, 1970. Very Good/Very Good. This issue has slight sun damage with fraying at base of spine, DJ is chipped at top/bottom of spine. Otherwise a very attractive issue. First US edition, first issue of One Hundred Years of Solitude, the classic novel by Nobel Prize winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez. This issue is rare with the first state dust jacket, and similar copies sell for between $2,000-$5,500. Hardcover, bound in original green publisher's cloth with first-issue dust jacket. All first issue points present: first edition stated; without a series of numbers on last leaf of book; $7.95 on dust jacket; with exclamation mark at end of first paragraph on front flap. "One Hundred Years of Solitude chronicles the life of Macondo, a fictional town based in part of Garcia Marquez's hometown of Aracataca, Columbia, and seven generations of the founding family, the Buendias. He creates a complex world with characters and events that display the full range of human experience. For the reader, the pleasure of the novel derives from its fast-paced narrative, humor, vivid characters, and fantasy elements. In this 'magic realism', the author combines imaginative flights of fancy with social realism to give us images of levitating priests, flying carpets, a four-year-long rainstorm, and a young woman ascending to heaven while folding sheets" - NYPL Books of the Century 31. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
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