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Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel García Márquez, Edith Grossman
Love in the Time of Cholera
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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... show more
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.With humorous sagacity and consummate craft, García Márquez traces an exceptional half-century story of unrequited love. Though it seems never to be conveniently contained, love flows through the novel in many wonderful guises--joyful, melancholy, enriching, ever surprising.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400034680 (140003468X)
Publisher: Vintage International
Pages no: 348
Edition language: English
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runner
runner rated it
3.0 Colourful but complex
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. ...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
5.0 A tale is a tail
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...
Reader & Dreamer
Reader & Dreamer rated it
2.0 Love in the Time of Cholera
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...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
2.0 Book 8/100: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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...
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it
1.5 Love in the Time of Cholera
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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