Love in the Time of Cholera

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Penguin Books, 2007 - Colombia - 348 pages
Nobel prize winner and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Márquez tells a tale of an unrequited love that outlasts all rivals in his masterpiece Love in the Time of Cholera. 'It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love'Fifty-one years, nine months and four days have passed since Fermina Daza rebuffed hopeless romantic Florentino Ariza's impassioned advances and married Dr Juvenal Urbino instead. During that half-century, Flornetino has fallen into the arms of many delighted women, but has loved none but Fermina. Having sworn his eternal love to her, he lives for the day when he can court her again.When Fermina's husband is killed trying to retrieve his pet parrot from a mango tree, Florentino seizes his chance to declare his enduring love. But can young love find new life in the twilight of their lives?'The most important writer of fiction in any language' Bill Clinton'An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny' Sunday Telegraph'An amazing celebration of the many kinds of love between men and women' The Times As one of the pioneers of magic realism and perhaps the most prominent voice of Latin American literature, Gabriel García Márquez has received international recognition for his novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories. Those published in translation by Penguin include Autumn of the Patriarch, Bon Voyage Mr.President, Collected Stories, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, The General in his Labyrinth, Innocent Eréndira and Other Stories, In the Evil Hour, Leaf Storm, Living to Tell the Tale, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, News of a Kidnapping, No-one Writes to the Colonel, Of Love and Other Demons, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor and Strange Pilgrims.

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3.5 A solid story throughout. I ended up enjoying the first third more than the rest of the book but near the ending the story took hold and brought me to a notable conclusion. Read full review

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Rated: A Love Gabriel Garcia Marquz's imagery. Such a gifted author. Winds you the magic of an epic love story through the back stories of each character. Great read. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on 6 March 1927 in Aractaca, Colombia, and died on 17 April 2014 in Mexico City, aged 87.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 for a body of work that includes novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories.

His most famous works include Leaf Storm(1955), In Evil Hour(1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude(1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch(1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold(1981), Love in the Time of Cholera(1985), The General in His Labyrinth(1989), News of a Kidnapping(1996), Living to Tell the Tale(2002) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores(2004).

'Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do.'Salman Rushdie

'Marquez is a retailer of wonders.'Sunday Times

'An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny.'Sunday Telegraph

'An imaginative writer of genius.'Guardian

'The stories are rich and startling, confident and eloquent. They are magical.' John Updike

'One of this century's most evocative writers.'Anne Tyler

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