Love in the Time of Cholera
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Love in the Time of Cholera

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"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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 132.08 x 205.74 x 20.32mm | 140g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0307389731
  • 9780307389732
  • 68,339

About Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Colombia in 1927. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. He is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love In The Time Cholera, The Autumn Of The Patriarch, The General In His Labyrinth, and News Of A Kidnapping. He died in 2014.show more

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"This shining and heartbreaking novel may be one of the greatest love stories ever told." --The New York Times Book Review "A love story of astonishing power.... Altogether extraordinary." --Newsweek "Brilliant, provocative...magical...splendid writing." --Chicago Tribune "Beguiling, masterly storytelling.... Garcia Marquez writes about love as saving grace, the force that makes life worthwhile." --Newsday "A sumptuous book...[with] major themes of love, death, the torments of memory, the inexorability of old age." --The Washington Post Book Worldshow more

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