Love in the Time of Cholera
From the Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" comes a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds three people's lives together for more than fifty years. In the story of Florentino Ariza, who waits more than half a century to declare his undying... show more
From the Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" comes a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds three people's lives together for more than fifty years. In the story of Florentino Ariza, who waits more than half a century to declare his undying love to the beautiful Fermina Daza, whom he lost to Dr. Juvenal Urbino so many years before, Garcia Marquez has created a vividly absorbing fictional world, as lush and dazzling as a dream and as real and immediate as our own deepest longings.
Publish date: March 22nd 1989
Pages no: 348
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Magical Realism
, Spanish Literature
, Latin American
A difficult book to read. A book filled with so much imagery, overloaded with detailed descriptive prose. The setting is most probably (as it is never stated) a town in Columbia in the North Western corner of South America. The time the last few years of the 19th century and the start of the 20th. ...
Several stray thoughts I had while choosing the tags for this one: It's not really romance-done-right. While the title is scrupulous, there is little romance to all the types of "loves" (because there is always that doubt, of what is and is not love, what is selfish use, or abuse, and whether that...
it’s not a love story at all. It’s a story about an obsession and lust disguised as love. in short, Florentino Ariza *falls in love* with Fermina Daza (from a distance), they exchange some letters and dried flowers, Fermina suddenly breaks away and marries a promising young doctor and they are hap...
Well, now that I've read this book, I have to wonder what all the fuss is about.I prefer character-driven to plot-driven books, and beautiful writing can make up for a lot, but none of that was enough to shake me from my boredom with this book while Marquez showed off his stunning literary skills an...
I'm so sick of love stories where the dude is a total creep and it's just fine because it's all for true love and it all gets glossed over or ignored. Florentino Ariza is a teenage obsessive creep who ends up being a super creep for his whole life obsessed with his lost "love" Fermina Daza. From a ...
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