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Love in the Time of Cholera
A Novel
by Gabriel García Márquez

"This shining and heartbreaking novel may be one of the greatest love stories ever told."
--The New York Times Book Review

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  • About the Film

    Now a major motion picture from New Line/Stone Village Pictures, starring Javier Bardem, Benjamin Bratt, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, John Leguizamo, Hector Elizondo, and Fernanda Montenegro, and directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral).

    About the Book

    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.

    "A love story of astonishing power.... Altogether extraordinary." --Newsweek

    "Brilliant, provocative...magical...splendid writing."
    --Chicago Tribune

    "Beguiling, masterly storytelling.... García Márquez writes about love as saving grace, the force that makes life worthwhile."

    "A sumptuous book...[with] major themes of love, death, the torments of memory, the inexorability of old age." --The Washington Post Book World

    About the Author

    Gabriel García Márquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1927. He attended the University of Bogotá and went on to become a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador. He later served as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas, and New York. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, he is the author of several novels and collections. Read more...



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