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Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera
Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Edith Grossman (Translator)
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 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 Flore...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781400034680
ISBN-10: 140003468X
Publication Date: 10/7/2003
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 223 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Love in the Time of Cholera on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 14
What a waste of a month of my free time.
I'd have finished it sooner but it was a chore.
Newsweek called it "A love story of astonishing power." I call it one long old man's fantasy dreamlife and nothing more.
reviewed Love in the Time of Cholera on + 132 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
Was not to impressed with this book. It drug on & on. Perhaps someone else will enjoy it, so it's posted as of now!
reviewed Love in the Time of Cholera on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I tried to enjoy this book but it was a very slow read for me. I guess it's not my type of book.
reviewed Love in the Time of Cholera on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This is not a page turner but rather a work of art that must be analyzed and dissected slowly in order to benefit fully from its contents. Marquez must be read on several different levels in order to fully appreciate what it is that he is trying to say. The whole work is an allegory of love in all of its various forms and fashions. Marquez decides to build the various forms and shapes of love around Florentino Ariza and his "crowned goddess" Fermina Daza during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Not only does Marquez weave the two lives of these characters marvelously throughout the book's 50 or so year time frame in order to critically analyze love or the appearance thereof, but he takes us back to a time and place where social norms prohibited various expressions of the types of love that he explores. The story is not just about love, but life in general and the inevitable aging process that all must go through, and about believing in something so strongly that you will spend your whole life attempting to attain it no matter the cost.
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Helpful Score: 4
"Love in the Time of Cholera" tells the story of two men and the strong willed woman they both fall in love with, in the process taking us to a different world in a different era, namely the Caribbean at the turn of the century.

All in all, this is a good novel, and I would recommend it
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Found this to be a difficult read and somewhat disappointing. Maybe I was tainted by all they hype over this book over the years.
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I usually really like this author and was excited to read it but this story really dragged too much for my liking.
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Beautiful, beautiful, and yet again beautiful! This story had me entranced!

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Fermina Daza (Primary Character)
Florentino Ariza (Primary Character)
Uncle Leo XII (Average Character)
Lorenzo Daza (Average Character)
Dr. Juvenal Urbino (Minor Character)
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