"There is always something left to love": First Folio Society Edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Translator Gregory Rabassa
One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.$2,200.00
Item Number: 62005
London: The Folio Society, 2006.
First edition of the Folio Society edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magnum opus. Octavo, original green cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the title page. Additionally signed by the translator, Gregory Rabassa on the title page, who has transcribed the line from this novel as follows, “There is always something left to love. Gregory Rabassa.” Fine in a fine slipcase. Illustrated by Neil Packer.
Since it was first published, One Hundred Years of Solitude has been translated into 37 languages and has sold more than 30 million copies. "It chronicles the life of Macondo, a fictional town based in part of Garcia Marquez's hometown of Aracataca, Colombia, 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).