El amor en los tiempos del cólera

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2007-10-09
  • Publisher: Vintage Espanol

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In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermino Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devasted, 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, Garcia Marquez 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.

Author Biography

Gabriel García Márquez nació en Aracataca, Colombia en 1927. Asistió a la Universidad Nacional de Colombia en Bogotá y luego trabajó como periodista en El Espectador. Posteriormente sirvió como corresponsal en Roma, París, Barcelona, Caracas y Nueva York. Es autor de varias novelas y colecciones de cuentos, incluyendo El coronel no tiene quien le escriba, El otoño del patriarca, La increíble y triste historia de la cándida Eréndida y de su abuela desalmada, Crónica de una muerte anunciada, El general en su laberinto, Doce cuentos peregrinos, Del amor y otros demonios y, más recientemente, Memoria de mis putas tristes y su autobiografía Vivir para contarla. Fue galardonado con el Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1982.

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