From the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude comes a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds three people's lives together for more than fifty years. In the story of Florentino Ariza, who waits more than half a century to declare his undying love to the beautiful Fermina Daza, whom he lost to Dr. Juvenal Urbino so many years before, García Márquez has created a vividly absorbing fictional world, as lush and dazzling as a dream and as real and immediate as our own deepest longings. Now available for the first time in the Contemporary Classics series!
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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.Review:
No lover of fiction can fail to respond to the grace of Márquez's writing ( Sunday Telegraph)
A love story of astonishing power and delicious comedy ( Newsweek)
An amazing celebration of the many kinds of love between men and women... among Márquez's best fiction ( The Times)
One of this century's most evocative writers ( Anne Tyler)
A delight. The interlocking of the stories, the fantastical and obsessional aspects of Márquez have never been better shown. ( Melvyn Bragg)
Few have written so passionately about the power of love ( Independent)
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140281649
Book Description Penguin Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140281649