"A love story of astonishing power." - Newsweek
The International Bestseller and modern literary classic by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez
In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera is a heartbreaking modern classic. Florentino Ariza has pined for his first love, Fermina Daza, for more than 50 years; after Fermina’s husband dies, Florentino swoops back into her life. Although the reunited lovers fall for each other again in old age, theirs is no straightforward love story—it’s a tale of obsession, desire, jealousy, suffering, and fear of aging and death. García Márquez’s intimate, lyrical prose—with just a touch of his trademark magic realism—makes us feel the heights and depths of his characters’ emotions.
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Gabriel Marquez demonstrates his genius once more
This novel not only tells a compelling narrative chalked full of historical references and political undertones but it explores the nature of love. Western culture is polluted by superficial, half hearted narratives about love, it is refreshing to read about love with the lucidity or Marquez's writing.
I really enjoyed reading this book.