Garcia Marquez masterpiece to be published as e-book
Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was to celebrate his 85th birthday Tuesday with a special gift: the start of sales of an electronic version of his masterpiece novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude.”
“I do not know if it will be as successful as hoped, but it is the goal,” said Carmen Balcells, Mr. Garcia Marquez’s literary agent, in an interview Monday with Colombian Radio Caracol.
This year also marks the 30th anniversary since Mr. Garcia Marquez received the Nobel Prize for literature.
“One Hundred Years of Solitude” already has sold 30 million copies worldwide, according to Agence France-presse. It tells the saga of a troubled family of Macondo, an imaginary village, in the 19th and 20th centuries. It has been translated into 35 languages.
“One Hundred Years of Solitude” is Mr. Garcia Marquez’s fourth book published electronically. the U.S., with more than 128 million albums sold.
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