Find the insight you've been searching for with your exclusive Oprah's Book Club guide to One Hundred Years of Solitude. Explore deeper into the novel with reading questions, themes, and a detailed look at magical realism. Don't miss inside information on Gabo, and his message of solitude.
About the Book
Read this fascinating work, meet the the Buendías and discover the history of Maconda. Look no further than this comprehensive guide to the novel and get the most out of your reading experience.
Get to Know Gabo
He's a Nobel Prize-winning author. He is a journalist, a mentor, a scriptwriter and a critic. Outspoken, he refuses to write or speak in anything but Spanish. Throughout the world, he is larger than life. He is Gabriel García Márquez.
Gabo's Message of Solitude
It's no coincidence that Gabriel García Márquez uses the words solitude or solitary on nearly every page in One Hundred Years of Solitude. Find out why.
Reading Guidelines and Discussion Questions for Each Section
You've started Gabo's masterpiece...and you love it! Now it's time to understand the book more fully and appreciate it more deeply. Look no further than these chapter explanations and discussion questions.
Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four
Themes of Solitude
The major themes of this novel trickle like a waterfall through One Hundred Years of Solitude, returning again and again to illuminate the Buendías and human nature. Learn more about these concepts.
The question of what is real is at the heart of a genre championed by Gabriel García Márquez—magical realism. How do you read it? Why should you care? Get everything you need to explore this novel.