Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This novel follows the story of Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza, who fall passionately in love in their youth. However, Fermina eventually marries a wealthy doctor, leaving Florentino heartbroken. Despite this, Florentino remains devoted to Fermina for over fifty years, patiently waiting for her husband's death to have another chance at her love. The story is set against the backdrop of a cholera epidemic, serving as a metaphor for the transformative power of love and the destructive power of obsession.

The 113th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 2440

Since this book was first published in 1985, there is a penalty of 17.6%. The age adjusted score is 2010.56.

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