Love in the Time of Cholera

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Publisher Description

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "A love story of astonishing power" (Newsweek), the acclaimed modern literary classic by the beloved Nobel Prize-winning author

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1988
March 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8
MB

Customer Reviews

yeah; ,

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This novel not only tells a compelling narrative chalked full of historical references and political undertones but it explores the nature of love.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.

Richard Bakare ,

A love story by another name

This was the second of Marquez’s books that I have read. I am now convinced that he maybe one of the top three if not greatest literary minds. He created mysterious yet still familiar worlds where every story that we all know about life plays out. But like all his books the title misrepresents the sweeping magnitude of what it encompasses.

This one is a story of love in every phase and type. From the classically romantic to the utterly disturbed. How it is birthed, nurtured, smothered, and reborn. It is a story of war, in the heart, in the land, as old as time. It is a story of aging and the regrets born of it. It’s madness, fantasy, bitter reality, and the relief of life all in one experience. I feel all the more human having read it.

The madness in his books is what makes them all the more endearing to me; in a Big Fish kind of way. Much like in science fiction, these fantastical tales and settings are just a back drop for a deeply human story. The fact that Marquez reaches back into the past and not into the future for these awe inspiring stories is even more impressive. They also make some of the more disturbing parts more manageable because of the plot purpose they serve.

AuntJannie ,

Just couldn’t get into it.

I tried. I really tried. But the story didn’t grab me.

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