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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Evil Hour (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Autumn of the Patriarch (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fragrance of Guava (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The General in His Labyrinth (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
News of a Kidnapping (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chapbooks Books

The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories / Novellas

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Clandestine in Chile (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Country for Children (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living to Tell the Tale (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Torrijos (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'm Not Here To Give A Speech (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Widely regarded as one of the foremost authors of his generation during his lifetime, the Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has gone on to leave behind a legacy that is one of the most influential and important to date. Creating a body of work that is pretty much essential reading for any up-and-coming writer, he drew in a range of influences himself, establishing one of the most distinctive voices in modern literature. A true pioneer of his art-form he was able to draw in such influences as Franz Kafka and William Faulkner, as he turned the craft on its head with his own unique brand of magical realism.

Early and Personal life

Born in Aracataca in Colombia on the 6th of March in 1927, he lived until the 17th of April in 2014 when he finally passed away in Mexico City in Mexico, leaving behind an impressive and highly influential legacy that many have tried to replicate to this very day. Growing up in the country of Colombia he was very much an author of his environment and not just his generation, as his surrounding shaped a lot of his ideas whilst growing up. Truly understanding the form of narrative and prose, he’d work to create a more distinctive and sharply refined voice, taking in inspiration from the world around him as he went.
What is now Instituto San Jose high-school, Gabriel Garcia Marquez would study in what was then the Colegio jesuita from the year of 1940. Studying here for the first few years of his educational career he would get a few poems published in the school newspaper magazine Juventud. He would later go on to gain a government sponsored scholarship, and would also graduate from University of Bogota, during which time he would also excel at various sports.

Working as a reporter for some time, he went on to work for the El Universal which was based in Cartegna, and this was between the years of 1948 and 1949. Later from 1950 he went on to write under the name of ‘Septimus’ as he undertook a column in the local paper El Heraldo based in Barranquilla. This would allow him to refine and hone his skills, something which would be instrumental in the years to come, as well as building his name and profile in the public eye.

Also writing for the stage and screen he went on to become one of the best loved and most widely read authors of all time, not just nationally, but internationally as well. Translated into a number of different languages, he was to become one of Colombias most widely exported authors worldwide, as he’d achieve international success during his lifetime. Leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered for many years to come, he will continue to shine his light on the literary scene on into the foreseeable future.

Writing Career

After a series of short-stories and various pieces being published in a variety of different publications, Gabriel Garcia Marquez went on to release his first novel One Hundred Years of Solitude in 1967. This would not only establish his name, but it is also the novel for which he is perhaps most famous for, paving the way for a Nobel Prize winning career in literature. Not only did it set the tone for his work, but it also managed to set the tone for a lot of magical realism and work that would come out after that.

Setting himself up as one of the foremost voices of his generation he’d go on to have a widely lauded and critically successful career. Known for his left-wing views regarding democratic socialism, he was also seen as one of the major spokespeople for a lot of the social upheaval that was happening during his time. Speaking out about such events as the assassination of Chilean statesman Salvador Allende, he was able to vocalize a lot of what was on the minds of the people at that time.

With a range of Colombian and Mexican films that he has penned as well, there is also a history of many of his novels being adapted for the big-screen too.

Marrying his wife Mercedes Barcha in 1958, they both waited for her to finish school, as she they then had two sons; Rodrigo Garcia and Gonzalo Garcia. Leaving behind an impressive legacy with not just his writing career, but with his family as well, his name is going to be a firm fixture on the literary scene for many years to follow.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Originally published in 1967 on the 1st of June, this was brought out through the Harper publishing label to much acclaim. Marking an early entry into his career it is widely regarded as a classic not jut of his career, but of literature as a whole, being a major reference point for many authors and writers. Establishing a a lot of what was to be his style and his tone, it would lead to Marquez making his mark with a Nobel Prize winning career.
Telling the story of of a mythical town named Macondo, it narrates the rise and fall through narrative device of family, as it’s set to reflect the state of Latin America. Incorporating all the elements of lust, love, revolution and war, it attempts to draw in all the elements that made his country and government what it is. Seen in equally comical prose as it is reverential, it takes the political infrastructure of his country and weaves a rich fine tapestry creating one of the most visionary pieces of modern literature. Understanding the craft and the form he takes the reader on a journey that is at once illuminating and enthralling, bringing them into one hundred years of solitude.

Love in the Time of Cholera

Initially published in 1985, this was released through the Vintage International publishing house, with it being another highly famous and influential work for the author. Translated into English by Edith Grossman, this has also gone on to becoming a worldwide success, gaining exposure globally bringing his name to the forefront of the literary scene. Expansive in its scope and its breadth, it manages to once more incorporate a number of different themes and ideas into its overall narrative.

Telling of a love story between Fermina Daza and Florentino Ariza it sees Fermina choosing to go off and marry a doctor leaving Florentino heartbroken. Pining for her throughout the years he engages in over 622 love affairs, as well as rising up in the business world, none of them making up for the place that Fermina holds in his heart. When her husband eventually dies Florentino decides to attend the funeral with the sole intention of declaring his love for her, as they look for love in the time of cholera.

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