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Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International)

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A book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In this chronicle of a unique love triangle, the Nobel laureate's trademark "ironic vision and luminous evocation of South America" persist. "It is a fully mature novel in scope and perspective, flawlessly translated, as rich in ideas as in humanity," … see full wiki

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Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Vintage Books
1 review about Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International)

The greatest love story ever told

  • Nov 19, 2007
This is my second favorite book of all time (the first is One Hundred Years of Solitude (Oprah's Book Club) by the same author). It tells the story of lovesick Florentino, who has waited for the love of his life, Fermina, for 50 years. Fermina was married to Dr. Juvenal Urbino and therefore unavailable. Their love story began through letters. But then Fermina rejects Florentino because she feels their relationship was naive. She is forced to marry Dr. Urbino by her father. When Dr. Urbino dies, Florentino comes back into Fermina's life and tells her he has waited for her all these years. Then, their correspondence continues and their love grows again.

Garcia Marquez has written an amazing love story that employs elements of magical realism. This only make the story better and even more amazing. This love story is as no other, and only Garcia Marquez could have written such an amzing book. The characters are so well written that they come alive in the pages of this book.

I read the book in Spanish, El\Amor en los Tiempos de Colera and I reccommend that if you understand Spanish, to read this book in its original language. Although the English translation is good, I feel the Garcia Marquez touch, the "it" that makes this story what it is may get lost in the translation.

This is a book that everyone should read and I cannot reccommend it enough.

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