ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE
New York: Harper and Row, 1970. 1st American Edition. Hardcover. Fine condition in like dustjacket. This is the first printing of the American edition of Marquez's classic in the second-state dustjacket with a period on the front flap instead of an exclamation point. The state of the jacket does not correlate to the book; books and jackets are printed separately and matched up after they are printed; it is pure chance which jacket goes on which book meaning one of the earliest printed copies of the book could have one of the last jackets printed. In any case, this is the first printing of the American edition of one of the great literary works of the 20th century. The book itself is in fine condition. The jacket bears the $7.95 price and is complete with no chips or tears, but showing very slight shelfwear along its edges. Both the book and the jacket are highly attractive and in overall fine condition. Item #1235479
Published in 1967, One Years of Solitude is widely regarded as one of the most important works of 20th century literature and one of the great classics of Spanish literature. It is Marquez's most famous and important novel and set the path which led to his Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.