Love In The Time Of Cholera : Popular Penguins
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera
is a brilliantly crafted, beautifully written story of love and the
love-sick. Spurned as a young man, Florentino Ariza has a half century
of waiting to fill before a chance to redeclare his love for Fermina
Daze comes, when her husband is killed retrieving a parrot from a mango
tree. Funny, poignant and heartfelt - enduring and unrequited love have
rarely been more movingly expressed.
About The Author
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in 1927 in Aractaca, Colombia. His most recent book, Memories of my Melancholy Whores (2005), is his first new novel to be published in a decade and is now available in paperback from penguin. He is the author of several novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories, including Leaf Storm (1955); One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967); The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975); Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981) and The General in His Labyrinth (1989).
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.