New Release Books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is the author of Collected Stories (2021), The Scandal of the Century (2020), Gabriel Garci ́a Ma ́rquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude (2014), In Evil Hour (2014) and other 74 books.

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The Scandal of the Century

release date: Aug 13, 2020
The Scandal of the Century
A new collection of journalism from one of the great titans of 20th century literature "I don''t want to be remembered for One Hundred Years of Solitude or for the Nobel Prize but rather for my journalism," Gabriel García Márquez said in the final years of his life. And while some of his journalistic writings have been made available over the years, this is the first volume to gather a representative selection from across the first four decades of his career--years during which he worked as a full-time, often muckraking, and controversial journalist, even as he penned the fiction that would bring him the Nobel Prize in 1982. Here are the first pieces he wrote while working for newspapers in the coastal Colombian cities of Cartagena and Barranquilla . . . his longer, more fictionlike reportage from Paris and Rome . . . his monthly columns for Spain''s El País. And while all the work points in style, wit, depth, and passion to his fiction, these fifty pieces are, more than anything, a revelation of the writer working at the profession he believed to be "the best in the world. ''García Márquez always thought of himself as a journalist first and foremost and this brilliant collection goes a long way towards justifying that belief.'' Salman Rushdie

Gabriel Garci ́a Ma ́rquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude

release date: May 14, 2014
Gabriel Garci ́a Ma ́rquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude
Presents a collection of critical essays about Marquez''s, "One hundred years of solitude."

In Evil Hour

release date: Mar 06, 2014
In Evil Hour
In Evil Hour is the thrilling story of a Colombian society menaced by rumour and paranoia by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of the One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. As a small South American town sweats under an oppressive heat, an unknown person creeps through the night sticking malicious posters to walls and doors. When the contents of one poster lead to a murder, everyone knows that the town is threatened by a malevolent presence - but is there anything that the mayor, the doctor or the priest can do about it? ''In Evil Hour was the book which was to inspire my own career as a novelist. I owe my writing voice to that one book!'' Jim Crace ''Belongs to the very best of Marquez''s work . . . should on no account be missed'' Financial Times ''A splendid achievement'' The Times

I'm Not Here to Give a Speech

release date: Nov 06, 2014
I'm Not Here to Give a Speech
For the first time, the speeches of prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez are translated into English and published together in a collected edition. These writings span Marquez''s entire life: from his earliest days, speaking as a teenager graduating high school, to his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize. Taken as a whole, this collection offers a unique and fascinating insight into Marquez''s long career, highlighting his concerns and beliefs both as a writer and as a man. Marquez was beloved throughout his life and celebrated posthumously as a true literary genius. This collection of previously unseen material, written in his distinctively rich and expressive style, will appeal to any Marquez fan.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Ebook Library

release date: Mar 06, 2014
Gabriel Garcia Marquez Ebook Library
Own fifteen of Gabriel Garcia Marquez''s beloved books as ebooks, in the first Penguin Marquez ebook library. Includes: Memories of My Melancholy Whores Love in the Time of Cholera One Hundred Years of Solitude The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor Chronicle of a Death Foretold The Autumn of the Patriarch Strange Pilgrims News of a Kidnapping The General in His Labyrinth No One Writes to the Colonel Of Love and Other Demons Collected Stories Leaf Storm Living to Tell the Tale

Leaf Storm

release date: Mar 06, 2014
Leaf Storm
Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of the One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, portrays a food company violating a small Colombia town in his vivid and powerful novel Leaf Storm. ''Suddenly, as if a whirlwind had set down roots in the centre of the town, the banana company arrived, pursed by the leaf storm'' Drenched by rain, the town has been decaying ever since the banana company left. Its people are sullen and bitter, so when the doctor - a foreigner who ended up the most hated man in town - dies, there is no one to mourn him. But also living in the town is the Colonel, who is bound to honour a promise made many years ago. The Colonel and his family must bury the doctor, despite the inclination of their fellow inhabitants that his corpse be forgotten and left to rot. ''The most important writer of fiction in any language'' Bill Clinton ''Marquez is a retailer of wonders'' Sunday Times ''An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny'' Sunday Telegraph

The Autumn of the Patriarch

release date: Mar 06, 2014
The Autumn of the Patriarch
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, explores the loneliness of power in Autumn of the Patriarch. ''Over the weekend the vultures got into the presidential palace by pecking through the screens on the balcony windows and the flapping of their wings stirred up the stagnant time inside'' As the citizens of an unnamed Caribbean nation creep through dusty corridors in search of their tyrannical leader, they cannot comprehend that the frail and withered man lying dead on the floor can be the self-styled General of the Universe. Their arrogant, manically violent leader, known for serving up traitors to dinner guests and drowning young children at sea, can surely not die the humiliating death of a mere mortal? Tracing the demands of a man whose egocentric excesses mask the loneliness of isolation and whose lies have become so ingrained that they are indistinguishable from truth, Marquez has created a fantastical portrait of despotism that rings with an air of reality. ''Delights with its quirky humanity and black humour and impresses by its total originality'' Vogue ''Captures perfectly the moral squalor and political paralysis that enshrouds a society awaiting the death of a long-term dictator'' Guardian ''Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do'' Salman Rushdie

Living to Tell the Tale

release date: Mar 06, 2014
Living to Tell the Tale
In Living to Tell the Tale Gabriel Garcia Marquez - winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude - recounts his personal experience of returning to the house in which he grew up and the memories that this visit conjured. ''My mother asked me to go with her to sell the house'' Gabriel Garcia Marquez was twenty-three, a young man experimenting with his writing when this mother asked him to come back with her to the village of his grandparents and the memories of his Colombian childhood. In the first part of Gabriel Garcia Marquez''s memoir, the Nobel Prize-winning author returns to the atmosphere and influences that shaped his formidable imagination and formed the basis of his world-famous, and much-loved, fiction. ''A treasure trove, a discovery of a lost land we knew existed but couldn''t find. A thrilling miracle of a book'' The Times ''A marvellous journey. Never less than a miracle'' Sunday Times ''Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no one else can do'' Salman Rushdie

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

release date: Mar 06, 2014
The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, started his literary career with the publication of The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor . . . ''On February 22 we were told that we would be returning to Columbia'' In 1955 eight crew members of Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were swept overboard. Velasco alone survived, drifting on a raft for ten days without food or water. Marquez retells the survivor''s amazing tale of endurance, from his loneliness and thirst to his determination to survive. The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor was Marquez''s first major work, published in a Colombian newspaper, El Espectador, in 1955 and then in book form in 1970. ''The story of Velasco on his raft, his battle with sharks over a succulent fish, his hallucinations, his capture of a seagull which he was unable to eat, his subsequent droll rescue, has all the grip of archetypal myth. Reads like an epic'' Independent ''A master storyteller'' Daily Mail ''Garcia Marquez is a retailer of wonders'' Sunday Times

No One Writes to the Colonel

release date: Feb 01, 2005
No One Writes to the Colonel
Written with compassionate realism and wit, the stories in this mesmerizing collection depict the disparities of town and village life in South America, of the frightfully poor and outrageously rich, of memories and illusions, and of lost opportunities and present joys.

Innocent Erendira

release date: Feb 01, 2005
Innocent Erendira
This collection of fiction, representing some of García Márquez''s earlier work, includes eleven short stories and a novella, Innocent Eréndira, in which a young girl who dreams of freedom cannot escape the reach of her vicious and avaricious grandmother.

Of Love and Other Demons

release date: Mar 06, 2014
Of Love and Other Demons
Nobel Prize winner and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez blends the natural with supernatural in Of Love and Other Demons - a novel which explores community, superstition and collective hysteria. ''An ash-grey dog with a white blaze on its forehead burst on to the rough terrain of the market on the first Sunday of December'' When a witch doctor appears on the Marquis de Casalduero''s doorstep prophesising a plague of rabies in the Colombian seaport, he dismisses her claims - until he hears that his young daughter, Sierva Maria, was one of four people bitten by a rabid dog, and the only one to survive. Sierva Maria appears completely unscathed - but as rumours of the plague spread, the Marquis and his wife wonder at her continuing good health. In a town consumed by superstition, it''s not long before they, and everyone else, put her survival down to a demonic possession and begin to see her supernatural powers as the cause of the town''s woes. Only the young priest charged with exorcizing the evil spirit recognises the girl''s sanity, but can he convince the town that it''s not her that needs healing? ''Superb and intensely readable'' Time Out ''A compassionate, witty and unforgettable masterpiece'' Daily Telegraph ''At once nostalgic and satiric, a resplendent fable'' Sunday Times

Innocent Erendira and Other Stories

release date: Mar 06, 2014
Innocent Erendira and Other Stories
Innocent Erendira and Other Stories is a collection of short stories from the Nobel Prize winner and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. ''Erendira was bathing her grandmother when the wind of misfortune began to blow'' While her grotesque and demanding grandmother retires to bed, Erendira still has floors to wash, sheets to iron, and a peacock to feed. The never-ending chores leave the young girl so exhausted that''s he collapses into bed with the candle still glowing on a nearby table - and is fast asleep when it topples over. . . Eight hundred and seventy-two thousand, three hundred and fifteen pesos, her grandmother calculates, is the amount that Eréndira must repay for the loss of the house. As she is dragged by her grandmother from town to town and hawked to soldiers, smugglers and traders, Erendira feels herself dying. Can the love of a virgin save the young whore from her hell? ''It becomes more and more fun to read. It shows what "fabulous" really means'' Time Out ''Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do'' Salman Rushdie ''One of this century''s most evocative writers'' Anne Tyler

The General in His Labyrinth

release date: Mar 06, 2014
The General in His Labyrinth
The General in his Labyrinth is the compelling tale of Simon Bolivar, a hero who has been forgotten and whose power is fading, retracing his steps down the Magdalena River by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. ''It was the fourth time he had travelled along the Magdalena, and he could not escape the impression that he was retracing the steps of his life'' At the age of forty-six General Simon Bolivar, who drove the Spanish from his lands and became the Liberator of South America, takes himself into exile. He makes a final journey down the Magdalene River, revisiting the cities along its shores, reliving the triumphs, passions and betrayals of his youth. Consumed by the memories of what he has done and what he failed to do, Bolívar hopes to see a way out of the labyrinth in which he has lived all his life. . .. ''An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny'' Sunday Telegraph ''An imaginative writer of genius'' Guardian ''The most important writer of fiction in any language'' Bill Clinton

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

release date: Mar 06, 2014
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Memories of My Melancholy Whores is a powerful novel about a man who so far has never felt love from Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of the One Hundred Years of Solitude. ''The year I turned ninety, I wanted to give myself the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin'' On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a newspaper columnist in Colombia decides to give himself ''a night of mad love with a virgin adolescent''. But on seeing this beautiful girl he falls deeply under her spell. His love for his ''Delgadina'' causes him to recall all the women he has paid to perform acts of love. And so the columnist realises he must chronicle the life of his heart, to offer it freely to the world. . . ''Marquez describes this amorous, sometimes disturbing journey with the grace and vigour of a master storyteller'' Daily Mail ''Marquez is wonderful on the transformative and redemptive powers of love. . . storytelling magic'' Tatler ''Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do'' Salman Rushie

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

release date: Mar 06, 2014
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a compelling, moving story exploring injustice and mob hysteria by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. ''On the day they were going to kill him, Santiago Nasar got up at five-thirty in the morning to wait for the boat the bishop was coming on'' Santiago Nasar is brutally murdered in a small town by two brothers. All the townspeople knew it was going to happen - including the victim. But nobody did anything to prevent the killing. Twenty seven years later, a man arrives in town to try and piece together the truth from the contradictory testimonies of the townsfolk. To at last understand what happened to Santiago, and why. . . ''A masterpiece'' Evening Standard ''A work of high explosiveness - the proper stuff of Nobel prizes. An exceptional novel'' The Times ''Brilliant writer, brilliant book'' Guardian

Strange Pilgrims

release date: Mar 06, 2014
Strange Pilgrims
Strange Pilgrims is a collection of unforgettable stories about distinctive South American individuals in Europe from the Nobel laureate Gabriel Garca Marquez author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. ''The first thing Senora Prudencia Linero noticed when she reached the port of Naples was that it had the same smell as the port of Riohacha'' The twelve stories here tell of Latin Americans adrift in Europe: a bereaved father in Rome for an audience with the Pope carries a box shaped like a cello case; an aging streetwalker waits for death in Barcelona with a dog trained to weep at her grave; a panic-stricken husband takes his wife to a Parisian hospital to treat a cut and never sees her again. Combining terror and nostalgia, surreal comedy and the poetry of the commonplace, Strange Pilgrims is a triumph of storytelling by our most brilliant writer. ''Celebratory and full of strange relish at life''s oddness, the stories draw their strength from Marquez''s generous feel for character, good and bad, boorish and innocent'' William Boyd ''The most important writer of fiction in any language'' Bill Clinton ''Often touching, often funny, always unexpected, the experience is as enriching as travel itself'' New Statesman

Love in the Time of Cholera

release date: Mar 06, 2014
Love in the Time of Cholera
Nobel prize winner and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez tells a tale of an unrequited love that outlasts all rivals in his masterpiece Love in the Time of Cholera. ''It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love'' Fifty-one years, nine months and four days have passed since Fermina Daza rebuffed hopeless romantic Florentino Ariza''s impassioned advances and married Dr Juvenal Urbino instead. During that half-century, Florentino has fallen into the arms of many delighted women, but has loved none but Fermina. Having sworn his eternal love to her, he lives for the day when he can court her again. When Fermina''s husband is killed trying to retrieve his pet parrot from a mango tree, Florentino seizes his chance to declare his enduring love. But can young love find new life in the twilight of their lives? ''The most important writer of fiction in any language'' Bill Clinton ''An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny'' Sunday Telegraph ''An amazing celebration of the many kinds of love between men and women'' The Times

News of a Kidnapping

release date: Mar 06, 2014
News of a Kidnapping
Gabriel Garcia Marquez''s News of a Kidnapping is a powerful retelling of actual events from a turbulent period of Colombian history. ''She looked over her shoulder before getting into the car to be sure no one was following her'' Pablo Escobar: billionaire drugs baron, ruthless manipulator brutal killer and jefe of the infamous Madellin cartel. A man whose importance in the international drug trade and renown for his charitable work among the poor brought him influence and power in his home country of Colombia, and the unwanted attention of the American courts. Terrified of the new Colombian President''s determination to extradite him to America, Escobar found the best bargaining tools he could find: hostages. In the winter of 1990, ten relatives of Colombian politicians, mostly women, were abducted and held hostage as Escobar attempted to strong-arm the government into blocking his extradition. Two died, the rest survived, and from their harrowing stories Marquez retells, with vivid clarity, the terror and uncertainty of those dark an volatile months. ''Reads with an urgency which belongs to the finest fiction. I have never read anything which gave a better sense of the way Colombia was in worst times'' Daily Telegraph ''Compellingly readable. A book with all the panache of Marquez''s fiction, hitting home rather harder'' Sunday Times ''A piece of remarkable investigative journalism made all the more brilliant by the author''s talent for magical storytelling'' Financial Times

Contemporary World Literature

release date: Dec 01, 2010
Contemporary World Literature
An extraordinary collection of renowned world literature including Nobel Prize winners and beloved fiction writers in beautiful, enduring hardcover editions with elegant cloth sewn bindings, gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers. Titles included: The African Trilogy by Chinua Achebe The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Collected Novellas

release date: Sep 22, 1999
Collected Novellas
Renowned as a master of magical realism, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has long delighted readers around the world with his exquisitely crafted prose. Brimming with unforgettable characters and set in exotic locales, his fiction transports readers to a world that is at once fanciful, haunting, and real. Leaf Storm, Gabriel Garcia Marquez''s first novella, introduces the mythical village of Macondo, a desolate town beset by torrents of rain, where a man must fulfill a promise made years earlier. No One Writes to the Colonel is a novella of life in a decaying tropical town in Colombia with an unforgettable central character. Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a dark and profound story of three people joined together in a fatal act of violence.
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