A story of star-crossed lovers who are stripped from each other, Love in the Time of Cholera is a best-selling romance novel by Nobel-laureate Gabriel García Márquez.
Summary of the Book
In a story as old as stories can get, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza are in love. However, their passionate love for each other is not something that Fermina's father Lorenzo Daza encourages. Despite having Fermina's Aunt Escolástica's support, the two lovers are soon split from each other. Lorenzo sends his daughter packing to live with his dead wife's relatives in another city, but Florentino and Fermina's love does not perish. They communicate via telegraph and continue their affair. However, when Fermina returns to Florentino's city, she finds that she has lost interest in Florentino and instead finds Dr. Juvenal Urbino, a Cholera fighting doctor her father recommends, a better match for her. They wed and leave Florentino heart-broken. Florentino swears to wait for Fermina and sets about a self-destructive journey from woman to woman, never loving them in his throes of passion. However, what chance does he stand of winning over a woman who is already married to a much more successful man? Will his self-destructive love lead to his ruin? In this story, Gabriel García Márquez explores love and its ability to sustain itself on chance meetings, a word said to the air or a prayer left behind at an altar, in front of which one lover has found another, and the other is left to his broken heart.
About Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Columbian writer of novels, short-stories, screenplays and journalistic columns. He is best remembered for: One Hundred Years of Solitude and The Autumn of the Patriarch.
Marquez won much acclaim for his contribution to Columbian literature, including the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. His works were often based around a fictional village called Macondo and explore the themes of solitude and magic realism.
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Love as a festival? Sounds good
Love of my life..
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