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ISBN13: 9780140119909
ISBN10: 0140119906
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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 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.

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.

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"The greatest luxury, as in all of Garcia Marquez's books, is the eerie, entirely convincing suspension of the laws of reality...the agelessness of the human story as told by one of this century's most evocative writers." Anne Tyler, Chicago Sun-Times Book Week

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"A rich, commodious novel whose narrative power is matched only by its generosity of vision." The New York Times

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"Revolutionary in daring to suggest that vows of love made under a presumption of immortality — youthful idiocy, to some — may yet be honored, much later in life when we ought to know better, in the face of the undeniable....a shining and heartbreaking book" Thomas Pynchon, The New York Times

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"A love story of astonishing power and delicious comedy...humane, richly comic, almost unbearably touching and altogether extraordinary." Newsweek

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"It is a fully mature novel in scope and perspective, flawlessly translated, as rich in ideas as in humanity." Publishers Weekly

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"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." Library Journal

About the Author

Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1928. He attended the University of Bogota 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, including No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories, The Autumn of the Patriarch, Innocent Erendira and Other Stories, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, The General in His Labyrinth, Strange Pilgrims, and Love and Other Demons.

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Authors On The Rise Book Reviews, May 22, 2008 (view all comments by Authors On The Rise Book Reviews)
At the age of 20, a solemn Florentino Ariza proclaimed his everlasting love to his sweetheart, Fermina Daza. But, in a moment of pity, Fermina cast away Florentino's love and married a wealthy doctor. Half a century, 622 affairs and the death of a doctor later, Florentino will once again proclaim his unrequited love for Fermina. His entire life he has prepared for this moment. Will Fermina return the affection that Florentino so desperately needs? Or will she refuse him again as she had done as a 16-year-old girl?

Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez beautifully narrates the tale of love that has sustained 50 years of turmoil. His use of rich language paints a picture of the Caribbean at the turn of the century. Marquez uses this backdrop expertly to weave the lives of the lovers throughout the pages and years of their lives. This book gives hope to those who believe that true love can overcome all, including death, disease, wealth and social class. A wonderfully written novel by one of the leading Latin American authors.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140119909
Author:
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
A
Author:
Grossman, Edith
Author:
M
Author:
rquez, Gabriel Garc
Author:
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
Fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Colombia
Subject:
Colombia Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century
Series Volume:
v.2.
Publication Date:
19890322
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.26x5.50x.73 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140119909 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The greatest luxury, as in all of Garcia Marquez's books, is the eerie, entirely convincing suspension of the laws of reality...the agelessness of the human story as told by one of this century's most evocative writers."
"Review" by , "A rich, commodious novel whose narrative power is matched only by its generosity of vision."
"Review" by , "Revolutionary in daring to suggest that vows of love made under a presumption of immortality — youthful idiocy, to some — may yet be honored, much later in life when we ought to know better, in the face of the undeniable....a shining and heartbreaking book"
"Review" by , "A love story of astonishing power and delicious comedy...humane, richly comic, almost unbearably touching and altogether extraordinary."
"Review" by , "It is a fully mature novel in scope and perspective, flawlessly translated, as rich in ideas as in humanity."
"Review" by , "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."
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