Love in the Time of Cholera

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Vintage International, 2003 - Fiction - 348 pages

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.

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At one time, I think, I owned a copy of a book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I never got around to reading it. In June 2021 I noticed that I could check out an Audiobook of Love in the Time of Cholera ... Read full review

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This book is beautifully written. But that is the only positive thing I can say about it. Florentino was a loser. He committed both sexual assault and sex with a minor plus took advantage of so many ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Gabriel García Márquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1927. He attended the University of Bogotá and went on to become a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador. He later served as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas, and New York. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, he is the author of several novels and collections, including No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories, The Autumn of the Patriarch, Innocent Erendira and Other Stories, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, The General in His Labyrinth, Strange Pilgrims, Love and Other Demons, and most recently, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, as well as the autobiography Living to Tell the Tale.

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