This magical realist novel tells the history of the Buendias family, the founders of Macondo, a remote South American settlement. In the world of the novel there is a Spanish galleon beached in the jungle, a flying carpet, and an iguana in a woman's womb.
'His masterpiece and one of the undeniable classics of the century.'
'One of a glittering constellation of contemporary Latin American novelists ... He is the author of a classic on the grandest scale ... the most obvious comparison is with Homer's Odyssey ... Garcia Marquez is a spellbinder'