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9780394561615 / 0394561619

Love in the Time of Cholera

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Publisher:Knopf

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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While delivering a message to her father, Florentino Ariza spots the barely pubescent Fermina Daza and immediately falls in love. What follows is the story of a passion that extends over 50 years, as Fermina is courted solely by letter, decisively rejects her suitor when he first speaks, and then joins the urbane Dr. Juvenal Urbino, much above her station, in a marriage initially loveless but ultimately remarkable in its strength. Florentino remains faithful in his fashion; paralleling the tale of the marriage is that of his numerous liaisons, all ultimately without the depth of love he again declares at Urbino's death. In substance and style not as fantastical, as mythologizing, as the previous works, this is a compelling exploration of the myths we make of love. Highly recommended. Barbara Hoffert, "Library Journal" Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. See all Editorial Reviews Product Details Hardcover: 348 pages Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition (March 12, 1988) Language: English Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches

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