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1. Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage
2. An Approach to Gabriel García
3. The Cholera Years: The United
4. Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love
5. Stories in the Time of Cholera:
6. Cholera: The Biography (Biographies
7. The Strange Case of the Broad
8. Cholera, Chloroform and the Science
9. Love in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's
10. El Amor En Los Tiempos Del Colera
11. Love in the Time of Cholera
12. The Medical Detective: John Snow,
13. Love in the Time of Cholera 1ST
14. Gabriel Garcias Marquez's Love
15. Naples in the Time of Cholera,
16. Disease and Civilization: The
17. Epidemic cholera: its mission
18. Cholera: Curse of the Nineteenth
19. Cholera: Current African Perspectives
20. Epidemic Cholera: Its Modes of

1. Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International)
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Paperback: 368 Pages (2007-10-30)
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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. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Book club thumbs down
We have a book club of seven women, and we all did not enjoy this book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Thank Goodness I'm Not the Only One
I found this book, like others to be unbelievably dull and unrealistic."Love" is not the word I'd use to describe any of the relationships created.I was more interested in reading about the cholera and the civil war.I couldn't understand many of the relationships and I found it horrific that rape could be glorified.

It saves me the time of reading One Hundred Years of Solitude.I have no interest.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love in the Time of Cholera
There are three main characters and numerous sub characters.Two of the main characters are involved in a love affair for over a half century, but only one of them knows it and liveswith the pain of rejection until a time in their lives when they are both old and alone.The story is sad, funny and poignant, and was a delight to read.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Meditation on Materialism and Love
This great, poetic love story explores the fatal impact of materialism on our vulnerable hearts.It is a lengthy, beautifully written book, presented in a wonderful translation that engulfs the reader in a lush jungle of words. This engrossing book with its well-structured plot is inhabited by fully formed, intriguing characters.

One of the most intriguing parts of the book is the title. Why love in the time of Cholera? What does cholera have to do with love, or with the plot of the book? It would be wrong to seek too dogmatic an answer to this question in an obviously poetic, and anti-dogmatic novel. Nevertheless, I believe this book is about materialism, about how our craving for money and position can become a cholera-like disease that destroys love.

The rest of this review contains passages that some readers might consider spoilers.

Very early in the book, we learn that the love between Florentino and Fermina does not flow smoothly because Fermina chooses wealth and security with Juvenal Urbino over the passion offered her by Florentino.In reaction to his loss, Florentino spends his life in pursuit of wealth and fleeting sexual encounters. None of this brings him happiness, and much of his life, both sexual and professional, ends up enmeshed in dubious moral quandaries, destruction and perversion.

I read the story as an indictment of materialism in all its forms. The land in which the book takes place is ultimately decimated by this materialism, the beautiful and romantic forests that provide the lush setting for this book are destroyed, and the characters who inhabit them are no less ravished by their slavish pursuit of wealth rather than true love. In the end, the landscape is in ruins, the characters husks of their former selves. Materialism and disease reign supreme, love is perverted and lost.

Any great novel, and Love in the Time of Cholera is a very great novel, cannot be easily reduced to simple themes and dogmatic statements. Thus what I have written here is an over simplification of a complex book that has many virtues. The book can serve, for instance, as a catalogue of the various types of love or as a meditation on the difference in temperament between logical, rule bound people and those who are governed by romance, by the heart. There are many other themes that run through the book. For me, however, the primary theme here is the destructive power of materialism, and how the twentieth century became a grave yard for love that was sacrificed to the false god Mammon.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love in the Time of Cholera
This book quickly became one of my favorites. I have read and re-read it, loaned it andrecommended it to friends. It's depth and passion and beautiful phrases are almost like lyrics. Gabriel Garcia Marquez has a beautiful gift! And I beacame a devoted fan before I was done with the first chapter. ... Read more

2. An Approach to Gabriel García Márquez's Novels-Two-Love in the Time of Cholera
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An Approach to Gabriel García Márquez's Novels-Two-Love in the Time of Cholera

Students' Academy

About Gabriel García Márquez 6
Childhood and Early Life 8
Career as a Journalist 13
Marriage and Family Life 16
First Novella-Leaf Storm 17
One Hundred Years of Solitude 18
Popularity 20
Autumn of the Patriarch 23
A Firm Decision 25
Chronicle of a Death Foretold 26
Love in the Time of Cholera 27
Physical Ailments 28
Recent Works 29
Film 30
Writing Style 33
Realism and Magical Realism 35
Thematic Analysis of His Works 37
Legacy 41
Nobel Prize 42
Works 43
Novels 43
Novellas 44
Short Story Collections 45
Non Fiction 46
Introduction to “Love in the Time of Cholera” 47
Setting 49
Summary in Brief 50
Characters 55
About Major Characters 64
Major Themes 69
Motifs 74
Symbols 77
Summary and Analysis 79
Chapter 1 79
Analysis 92
Chapter 2 103
Analysis 115
Chapter 3 125
Analysis 134
Chapter 4 141
Analysis 150
Chapter 5 155
Analysis 159
Chapter 6 165
Analysis 172


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3. The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866
by Charles E. Rosenberg
Paperback: 276 Pages (1987-07-15)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Cholera was the classic epidemic disease of the nineteenth century, as the plague had been for the fourteenth. Its defeat was a reflection not only of progress in medical knowledge but of enduring changes in American social thought. Rosenberg has focused his study on New York City, the most highly developed center of this new society. Carefully documented, full of descriptive detail, yet written with an urgent sense of the drama of the epidemic years, this narrative is as absorbing for general audiences as it is for the medical historian. In a new Afterword, Rosenberg discusses changes in historical method and concerns since the original publication of The Cholera Years.

"A major work of interpretation of medical and social thought . . . this volume is also to be commended for its skillful, absorbing presentation of the background and the effects of this dread disease."—I.B. Cohen, New York Times

"The Cholera Years is a masterful analysis of the moral and social interest attached to epidemic disease, providing generally applicable insights into how the connections between social change, changes in knowledge and changes in technical practice may be conceived."—Steven Shapin, Times Literary Supplement

"In a way that is all too rarely done, Rosenberg has skillfully interwoven medical, social, and intellectual history to show how medicine and society interacted and changed during the 19th century. The history of medicine here takes its rightful place in the tapestry of human history."—John B. Blake, Science
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4-0 out of 5 stars How Cholera changed America
In the Republic era of America, people were assaulted daily by their own visions of success, failure, the expectations and weaknesses of a still developing concept of democracy, poverty, and illness. One such illness, Cholera, infected America three times during this period: 1832, 1849, and 1866. In America, "Cholera represented a constant and randomly reoccurring stimulus against which the varying reactions and systems of Americans could be judged", and it caused gradual changes in social attitudes, government, religious thought, and medicine as people tried to understand and cope with the disease. Historians have recently given little attention to defining and then writing about the social changes brought about by cholera, both as a process and its final result. It is part of history's recent interest in social aspects such as family and school, which medicine is a part of because the two are linked by every day life concerns.

The Cholera Years is an interesting and easy to read book. One of its strengths lies in its readability and in how it engages the reader through primary sources. Historical books that tell stories and relate true life accounts and words are more interesting than those that simply move from one fact to the next. Also, Rosenberg is very organized in his presentation of information. The sections, chopped up by cholera year, follow the same patterns as far as how information is addressed. As a result, though we are reading from one year to the next, the progressions of society and thought are easy to follow and connect together. It actually made more sense this way than if Rosenberg had approached the book topically, which would have jumped around and only confused. Unfortunately, as a weakness, Rosenberg is very repetitive. A lot of information and points are stressed repeatedly throughout the book, and in that way it sort of losses focus a few times.

Rosenberg gives an annotated bibliography at the end of his book, which lists aids, manuscripts, public documents, newspapers, printed medical documents, other printed material, and secondary sources consulted. He does make note in his section on printed material other than medical literature that he has not listed all the documents consulted because they are too numerous, but instead listed those that are most interesting or relevant, which he also does with newspapers. The primary sources include such documents as hospital reports, newspapers, Board of Health and committee minutes, and religious sermons. As such, we are provided with a lot of "from the mouth" accounts of cholera to support the progressions in thought and practice that Rosenberg takes us through from one outbreak to the next.

This book fits well into the genre of medical history, as well as cultural history because Cholera had a direct and distinct impact on life, the concept of a person, social equality, and medical care. You won't get the sort of copious gory details that medical history books are known for, which is a shame, but you will certainly come out of reading the book understanding a bit more how America evolved into the country it is now, and how something like one disease could shape a nation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cholera amongst us today
Raising my children in Central America when the sixth world cholera pandemic reached the shores of this continent heightened my awareness as to existence of this mysterious disease.My children would bring home their cholera awareness materials from school that emphasized hand washing and clean water.Later on, I researched an incident in 1852 when Ulysses S. Grant and the U.S. 4th Infantry were devastated by cholera when passing through Panama on their way to California.However, it wasn?t until I read Rosenberg?s book that I understood how horrible a death from cholera was and yet how easy it is nowadays to treat.Rosenbery brings out so many interesting aspects of the impact of cholera on public health and the fact that the disease has only been known in the Western world for a little over 200 years.Most people think cholera is biblical.The book is an easy read for a layman and too bad it appears to be mostly used as a text book in college.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE UNITED STATES IN 1832, 1849, AND 1866

5-0 out of 5 stars A Classic!
This book is truely a classic work of history.Although I also read it for a class (Medicine and Society in America), I recommend it to anyone with an interest in medicine, public health, religion, and general social history.In three parallel sections, the book relates the details of the 1832, 1849, and 1866 cholera epidemics.This structure results in some repetition but is needed to fully seen the connections/changes over time. It is extensively footnoted (I recommend you read these too - very interesting) and has a large bibliography... without seeming "overly academic."ENJOY.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great medical history study
Although it was read in conjunction with an urban history class, I found this book to be very engaging and moving. Rosenberg's writing flows easily through a very disturbing subject. He sets up very fluid parallels betweenthe epidemic's appearance at all three major years: 1832, 1849, and 1866.Of special interest is the role of the NYC Metropolitan Board of Health incontrolling and defeating the epidemic.. I hope I didn't ruin the endingfor any interested readers: NYC is still a healthy city, despite outbreakslike the ones that Rosenberg identifies... ... Read more

4. Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera (Continuum Contemporaries)
by Thomas Fahy
Paperback: 88 Pages (2003-05)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years – from ‘The Remains of the Day’ to ‘White Teeth’. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars This book needs another title
Perhaps, "Sex Pervert and the Bitch."Sounds like a good title to me.The writing is very nice, sentence structure, very nice. Boring and slow moving as hell though.

4-0 out of 5 stars Love in the Time of Cholera
This product of Continuum Contemporaries is a must read for those who are unfamiliar with García Márquez' style and thematics. Also, it prepares the reader with a good historical background -- Colombia at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth when cholera was rampant in the coastal areas of the country. My suggestion would be to read the novel and then read this work with the idea of rereading the novel and understanding it better for having read the background material. Any work by this author needs to be read and reread -- you get something new out of it every time!

4-0 out of 5 stars Love in the Time of Cholera
The book, Love in the Time of Cholera, is about love and all its forms and all ages. Gabriel Garcia Marquez used a wide variety of characters in the love story of fermina and Floentino to show love and all its forms. Marquez blends poetry and visual descripions that are so visual that you feel that you are there.The book is a captivating and intriguing story of love.

Fermina Daza and Florentino Ariza are in their teens when they fall passionately in love. Their love is unquestionable until she moves away and returns saying their love was an illusion. She moves on and accepts the proposal of a wealthy Doctor Juvenal Urbino. As they live in their separate worlds, Fermina lives the life of a wife and mother while Florentino hols on to the memory of waht they had together. In their years of separation, Florentino goes through his 622 affairs in which he will try to satisfy his lust and compensate his loss of Fermina. But no love is greater than Fermina's, as he pledged himself never to marry another. After the unexpected death of Dr.Urbino, he again pledged his love to Fermina after 51 years, 9 months, and 4 days.

One signficant moment was when Fermina returns and realizes that her love for Florentino was an illusion. She rejected him and told him to forget what they had together. This is important because whole book reflects around this moment as Florentino and Fermina lives their separate lives. Fermina moves on to her own separate world while Florentino dwells on that moment of rejection and vows that one day he will gain her love.

This book is captivating and I would recommend it to anyone who loves a good love story.

5-0 out of 5 stars Useful and engaging
Just picked this up and am already planning to assign it to one of my classes on modern lit--that ideal book that explains what Marquez is up to without either oversimplifying or overcomplicating.Fahy distills the most important material from research around Marquez without forcing us to wade through information that would only be of interest to someone writing a dissertation; furthermore, his voice is lively and approachable in doing so.This book is enjoyable reading suited to a wide audience--I hope to see more similar books in this vein. ... Read more

5. Stories in the Time of Cholera: Racial Profiling during a Medical Nightmare
by Charles L. Briggs, Clara Mantini-Briggs<br> M.D. M.P.H.
Paperback: 456 Pages (2004-09-24)
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Cholera, although it can kill an adult through dehydration in half a day, is easily treated. Yet in 1992-93, some five hundred people died from cholera in the Orinoco Delta of eastern Venezuela. In some communities, a third of the adults died in a single night, as anthropologist Charles Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs, a Venezuelan public health physician, reveal in their frontline report. Why, they ask in this moving and thought-provoking account, did so many die near the end of the twentieth century from a bacterial infection associated with the premodern past?
It was evident that the number of deaths resulted not only from inadequacies in medical services but also from the failure of public health officials to inform residents that cholera was likely to arrive. Less evident were the ways that scientists, officials, and politicians connected representations of infectious diseases with images of social inequality. In Venezuela, cholera was racialized as officials used anthropological notions of "culture" in deflecting blame away from their institutions and onto the victims themselves. The disease, the space of the Orinoco Delta, and the "indigenous ethnic group" who suffered cholera all came to seem somehow synonymous.
One of the major threats to people's health worldwide is this deadly cycle of passing the blame. Carefully documenting how stigma, stories, and statistics circulate across borders, this first-rate ethnography demonstrates that the process undermines all the efforts of physicians and public health officials and at the same time contributes catastrophically to epidemics not only of cholera but also of tuberculosis, malaria, AIDS, and other killers. The authors have harnessed their own outrage over what took place during the epidemic and its aftermath in order to make clear the political and human stakes involved in the circulation of narratives, resources, and germs.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly as promised, timely shipping, very happy!
Book was exactly as promised in listing and arrived in excellent condition in a timely manner. ... Read more

6. Cholera: The Biography (Biographies of Diseases)
by Christopher Hamlin
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2009-12-08)
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Cholera is a frightening disease. Victims are wracked by stomach cramps and suffer intense diarrhoea. Death can come within hours.

Though now seeming a distant memory in Europe, which suffered several epidemics in the 19th century before John Snow identified the link with water, cholera is still a serious threat in many parts of the world--Zimbabwe is a recent example. Snow's discovery was one of the great breakthroughs of epidemiology and a wonderful story from the history of science. Later came the discovery of the culprit organism--Cholera vibrio--understanding of its life cycle, and the development of a vaccine. But the problem of cholera has not disappeared. This book tells the story of cholera, and looks at both the medical success in the West, and the different attitudes to the disease in countries in which it is prevalent as opposed to those in which it put in a temporary appearance. Unlike other books on cholera, which focus on the experience of particular countries, Christopher Hamlin's account draws together the experiences from various countries, both those that were colonies and those that were not.
Cholera: the biography is part of the Oxford series, Biographies of Diseases, edited by William and Helen Bynum. In each individual volume an expert historian or clinician tells the story of a particular disease or condition throughout history - not only in terms of growing medical understanding of its nature and cure, but also shifting social and cultural attitudes, and changes in the meaning of the name of the disease itself. ... Read more

7. The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump: John Snow and the Mystery of Cholera
by Sandra Hempel
Hardcover: 331 Pages (2007-01-01)
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In 1831, an unknown, horrifying, and deadly disease from Asia swept across continental Europe and North America, killing millions and throwing the medical profession into confusion. A killer with little respect for class or wealth, cholera ravaged the squalid streets of Soho and rocked the great centers of Victorian power. In this gripping book, Sandra Hempel tells the story of John Snow, a reclusive doctor without money or social position, who--alone and unrecognized--had the genius to look beyond the conventional wisdom of his day and uncover the truth behind the pandemic. She describes how Snow discovered that cholera was spread through drinking water and how this subsequently laid the foundations for the modern, scientific investigation of today's fatal plagues.
A dramatic account with a colorful cast of characters, The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump features diversions into fascinating facets of medical and social history, such as Snow's tending of Queen Victoria in childbirth, Dutch microbiologist Leeuwenhoek's deliberate breeding of lice in his socks, Dickensian children's farms, and riotous nineteenth-century anesthesia parties. An afterword discusses the new threat of infectious diseases--including malaria, yellow fever, and cholera--with today's global warming.
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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I have read
Interesting, informative, with a lot of examples of problems that could relate to the present day.For example, the inability of the medical science board to look at evidence presented by John Snow.Basically, the only thing they could see was the miasma theory.Unfortunately, we have similar problems going on today where scientists cannot see beyond the current dogma.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Book About John Snow and the Mystery of Cholera
Broad Street Pump is a good book about how the mystery of the Cholera outbreaks was solved by a determined doctor.

During the 19th Century, there were 3 great pandemics that killed large numbers of people in Asia & Europe. The primary killer was cholera, a disease for which there was no known cure.

One physician who sought a cure for cholera was John Snow who was a disciplined individual who suffered from the disdain of the British medical profession. Snow's research led him to the conclusion that cholera's spread was through contaminated drinking water.

In Snow's "grand experiment" he identified a contaminated pump and disabled it and by doing so began the defeat of the disease in London. Snow's work also furthered the development of germ theory and helped debunk the widely held theory of spontaneous generation of diseases.

This is a good book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but a little scattered
I generally liked this book, which does a nice job of telling the story of the cholera epidemics in Britain in the 1800s and John Snow's role in solving the mystery of how cholera is transmitted.However, this book is not just about John Snow's work --- there are many tangents to examine other prominent historical figures of the time, some of which I found forced and distracting, and the afterward on global climate change seemed like a hasty afterthought.Still, if you are interested in the origins of modern epidemiology you will like this book. ... Read more

8. Cholera, Chloroform and the Science of Medicine: A Life of John Snow
by Peter Vinten-Johansen, Howard Brody, Nigel Paneth, Stephen Rachman, Michael Russell Rip
Hardcover: 456 Pages (2003-05-01)
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The product of six years of collaborative research, this fine biography offers new interpretations of a pioneering figure in anesthesiology, epidemiology, medical cartography, and public health.It modifies the conventional rags to riches portrait of John Snow by synthesizing fresh information about his early life from archival research and recent studies.It explores the intellectual roots of his commitments to vegetarianism, temperance, and pure drinking water, first developed when he was a medical apprentice and assistant in the north of England.The authors argue that all of Snow's later contributions are traceable to the medical paradigm he imbibed as a medical student in London and put into practice early in his career as a clinician: that medicine as a science required the incorporation of recent developments in its collateral sciences--chiefly anatomy, chemistry, and physiology--in order to understand the causes of disease.Snow's theoretical breakthroughs in anesthesia were extensions of his experimental research in respiratory physiology and the properties of inhaled gases.Shortly thereafter, his understanding of gas laws led him to reject miasmatic explanations for the spread of cholera, and to develop an alternative theory in consonance with what was then known about chemistry and the physiology of digestion.Using all of Snow's writings, the authors follow him when working in his home laboratory, visiting patients throughout London, attending medical society meetings, and conducting studies during the cholera epidemics of 1849 and 1854.The result is a book that demythologizes some overly heroic views of Snow by providing a fairer measure of his actual contributions.It will have an impact not only on the understanding of the man but also on the history of epidemiology and medical science. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Cholera, Chloroform and the Science of Medicine
I have long wanted to read it since I could not find in used book store, though it is relatively expensive.I am satisfied with reading it.

5-0 out of 5 stars correction on price
I am not reviewing this book,but I believe you have an error in the price.Oxford's price is $49.95 not $59.95.The correction categories do not permit me to enter this information. ... Read more

9. Love in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's Book Club) (Paperback)
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Author)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Magical
I love Gabriel Garcia Marquez for the same reason, I think, that I love Faulkner. Like Faulkner's characters in the mythical Yoknapatawpha County, Marquez's characters are alway driven by inane superstitions and obsessions. However like Faulkner, Marquez always treats them with the reverence and dignity they are owed as human beings, no matter what kind of craziness they get up to. Like Faulkner, he doesn't apologize for them or justify what they do - or even spruce them up a little for the camera. He loves them the same way I loved my incredibly absent-minded grandmother, precisely because they are so "complicated" (that's what the minister said at her funeral). And because he loves and treasures every little idiosyncracy, the reader does, too.

Unlike Faulkner, Marquez incorporates a number of supernatural events into his plots - things that wouldn't happen in real life. However they are probably normal for the culture he writes about - in that the lower and indigenous classes in much of Latin American belive that supernatural events are common everyday occurrences.

I enjoyed Love in the Time of Cholera for the same reason I enjoyed 100 Years of Solitude - not because of the plot (I suspect most readers could really care less what happens at the end) - but because of the rich tapestry of crazy, colorful characters.


4-0 out of 5 stars Details, Details
I only realized the sheer greatness of this book in the end.I held a bit of a grudge in how long it seemed to take to read a 250-ish paged book, but that was mostly from the great descriptions it held.I can admit it was hard reading almost the same story from two points of view, but it was also one of the interest factors.By the end of the book there was no grudge, and in fact there was a bit of regret for not putting aside my grudge to read to words more carefully.

5-0 out of 5 stars awesome but intricate.
that's what i liked about it, all the details. without them the story wouldn't be worth reading. i mean, i still think about the doctor in the story, who said there are two kinds of people in the world, those who can sh-t (poop) and those who cannot. come on it doesn't get any better than that.

3-0 out of 5 stars So very long
I know, really I do, that this is a gifted author. So, it must be my simple tastes that leave me to say that this book went on and on and on . . .Really, every character was described in full detail, even characters who just weren't that important to the story.There were so many times I nearly stopped reading.So many. The story is, of course, lovely and tragic and all.I just found myself saying, "Please don't tell me all about the uncle.Oh, no!!Not again.This is too much information!" Then, there was some disturbing pedophilia that maybe wasn't supposed to bother me? So, I finished it.There.

3-0 out of 5 stars Needs to be your kind of read
This author is obviously accomplished.That's apparent from the beginning.As a writer, my first tendency was to study the way he does it, and I noticed he did some things in the beginning that I force myself not to do.But after awhile, I no longer studied his style and didn't notice these things.

Instead, I found myself into a very sad story, and with the word 'cholera' on the cover, I should have expected that.But this kind of sad story I try to avoid, and even more, because the author told it in a kind of exaggerated descriptive style, with blending viewpoints from both characters involved.

I did not enjoy this read, so I cannot recommend it, but I also would not want to discourage others who are perhaps into reading mostly description and character study with very little plot.It's the story of two people who do not marry but he obsesses over her after her rejection of him.It basically shows him waiting for her, and what her life is like having married the wrong man, ultimately.Without knowing how to put this subtly, there are a lot of sexual conquests in the book as well.

But the thing that put me off was the lack of dialogue.I don't like to read description.I have a hard time visualizing other people's descriptions.I prefer storyline, plot, characters that discover and change and do.

This was a good read.It was not my kind of read. ... Read more

10. El Amor En Los Tiempos Del Colera / Love in the Times of Cholera
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Paperback: 456 Pages (1987-04)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Espectacular...
Mi autor Latino Americano favorito de todos los tiempos. Me fascina la prosa de este gran escritor.Hermoso libro y verdadero placer leerlo.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another stroke of genius......
One Hundred Years of Solitude is definitely my favorite book of all times.Since I considered I had read Gabo's masterpiece, I never got to reading Love in the Times of Cholera, until now.

A few days ago, I read Memoria de mis Putas Tristes, which came out about a week ago, and when writing a review, I thought too bad the book is not 900 pages long.Then, hungry for more divine prose and magic realism, I remembered Love in the Times of Cholera.I suddenly had 500 more pages of Gabo.

The book turns out to be a 50+ year long love story, superbly written as most of what Gabo has written.The prose grabs you and does not let you go until the very last line.

Every now and then, one reads a sentence in a book and wonders how much feeling, effort, expeience and luck it takes to word something so beautifully.This does not happen too often, and sometimes you go through numerous books without finding one of these, regardless of who the author is.Well, let me just say that there is one of theses magical sentences in just about every single page of Love in the Times of Cholera.The novel is like a bottle of excellent wine....each sip tastes better than the last one.This book will leave you with a sensation od deep, pleasant intoxication.

How does it compare to One Hundred Years?It's simply different.Even though time is probably the main character in both novels, while there's more magic in One Hundred Years, there's more love and passion in Love in the Times of Cholera.

I am left with the exact same feeling after reading every one of Gabo's boks:how the hell does he do it every time?

Don't miss out on the pleasure produced by this novel.

5-0 out of 5 stars Magic Realism at its best !!!!
This is a love story.Yes. It describes with colorful and beautiful words a city that once was the center of the Spanish conquest, with Viceroys and nobility.Cartagena at the turn of the century, is only a shadow of this glorious past. But what makes this book unforgettable is the way you can see word by word, that the power of love is nothing without the element of destiny. A magnificent river, luxurious river ships, alligators sunbathing on the river banks, balloon rides and horse carriages. A fantastic story about all things long gone.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Literary Monument
I read somewhere that the admirers of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" (a novel that brought the Nobel Prize for Garcia in 1982) would be surprised to know that Gabriel Garcia Marquez has bettered it in the form of "Love in the Time of Cholera". Well, although I found the latter half of it a little cloggy, I was a great admirer of One Hundred Years of Solitude. But after reading Love in the Time of Cholera, I think it's not fair to compare as different works of fiction as these two novels are, and it won't do any good to Garcia as well.

The only thing common to these two novels, however, is the prose of Garcia. He weaves, with the dexterity of a master craftsman, small characters and trifle incidents into the vast fabric of the novels. Effortlessly moving from character to character and incident to incident, he provides small pegs and footholds to the reader so that he could ascend, like a rock-climber, to his colossal literary monuments. This is especially true for Love in the Time of Cholera, where the reader is provided with a spectacular finale and one feels indeed like setting foot at the summit of Mount Everest after reading the novel. This is by far the best ending of a novel that I have read so far.

There are dozens of important characters in Love in the Time of Cholera but I think the two most important protagonists are Love and Time. And both of them are so intricately interwoven together that sometimes it becomes difficult to tell which is which -- like two shrubs that run up the length of a tall tropical tree. The love of Florentino Ariza, a thin and shy boy, for the beautiful but whimsical Fermina Daza is unlike any in the literature. And in order to have her, our hero must overcome time (half a century!), her aloofness and more than 400 love affairs! I guess even Hercules would have given up in face of these obstacles.

Unlike many other great writers, Garcia has little inhibitions. He is not ashamed of hiding emotions or sugarcoating his ideas; he simply does not believe in euphemisms. You can see everything in bare, harsh light: scars, warts, blemishes, all. Reminds one of ... Life. ... Read more

11. Love in the Time of Cholera
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4-0 out of 5 stars Don't Forget to Read this book believe me you wont regret!
Love in the Time of Cholera is an excellent book that depicts the power of romantic love and explores the realities of married life in a humorous matter. The narrator approaches Florentino's obsession and Fermina's marriage with a comical approach. Still managing to show a connection between the characters and those who read the book. Florentino Ariza, devotes his entire life to the pursuit of a women he has only spoken to a couple of times and has never been alone with. He waits fity years for Fermina's husband to die so he can finally win over the heart of the women he loves. That is not all that makes this book so interesting. Fermina Daza and Dr. Urbino Juvenal are married throughout those fifty years that Florentino waits for Fermina. Although their marriage is based on petty power trips, small acts of kindness, practical love and infidelity they never forget that they love and need one another. Dont get me wrong Florentino isn't so innocent himself. Even though he waits an eternity for her or so he calls it he doesn't do it alone. Through out his waiting period, he has 622 liaisons and counting with very weird sexual fetishes. This story ends in a comic way the same way it started and continued throughout the story. Why don't you read it for yourself to see if love does prevail after all? Believe me you won't regret it. ... Read more

12. The Medical Detective: John Snow, Cholera and the Mystery of the Broad Street Pump
by Sandra Hempel
Paperback: 304 Pages (2007-08-06)
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In 1831, an unknown, horrifying and deadly disease from Asia swept across Continental Europe, killing millions in its path and throwing the medical profession into confusion. Cholera is a killer with little respect for class or wealth. When it arrived in Britain, its repercussions rocked Victorian England - from the filthy lanes of the Sunderland quayside and the squalid streets of Soho, to the great centres of power: the Privy Council, Whitehall and, the Royal Medical Colleges. One man - alone and unrecognised - uncovered the truth behind the pandemic and laid the foundations for the modern, scientific investigation of today's fatal plagues. John Snow was a reclusive doctor, without money or social position, who had the genius to look beyond the conventional wisdom of his day, and work out that cholera was spread through drinking water. The book draws extensively on 19th century medical, political and personal records in order to describe what is both an important breakthrough for medical science and also a dramatic story with a cast of colourful characters, from the heroic to the frighteningly incompetent.The book is also full of fascinating diversions into aspects of medical and social history - from Snow's tending of Queen Victoria in childbirth, to the Dutch microbiologist Leeuwenhoek's deliberately breeding of lice in his socks; and, from Dickensian children's farms to riotous 19th century anaesthesia parties. ... Read more

13. Love in the Time of Cholera 1ST Edition
by Gabr Garcia Marquez
Hardcover: Pages (1988)
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14. Gabriel Garcias Marquez's Love In The Time Of Cholera (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)
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15. Naples in the Time of Cholera, 1884-1911
by Frank M. Snowden
Paperback: 496 Pages (2002-07-18)
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This is a medical and social history of Italy's largest city during the cholera epidemics of 1884 and 1910-11. It explores the factors that exposed Naples to risk; it examines such popular responses as social hysteria, riots, and religiosity; and it traces therapeutic strategies. This book is the first extended study of cholera in modern Italy; it sets Naples in a comparative international framework and relates the disease to larger historical issues, such as the nature of liberal statecraft, the "southern question," mass emigration, organized crime, and the medical profession. ... Read more

16. Disease and Civilization: The Cholera in Paris, 1832
by François Delaporte
Paperback: 270 Pages (1989-09-07)
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Disease and Civilization explores the scientific and political ramifications of the great cholera epidemic of 1832, showing how its course and its conceptualization were affected by the social power relations of the time. The epidemic which claimed the lives of 18,000 people in Paris alone, was a watershed in the history of medicine: In France, it shook the complacency of a medical establishment that thought it had the means to prevent any onslaught and led to a revolution in the concept of public health.

Francois Delaporte teaches at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico. ... Read more

17. Epidemic cholera: its mission and mystery, haunts and havocs, pathology a
by John Macpherson
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18. Cholera: Curse of the Nineteenth Century (Epidemic!)
by Stephanie True Peters
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19. Cholera: Current African Perspectives
by E. Madoroba
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Cholera, which is caused by pathogenic strains of Vibrio cholerae, continues to threaten public health and socio-economic development in many developing countries, particularly those that lack access to potable water and adequate sanitation. The emergence of new V. cholerae strains and the severity of recent cholera outbreaks that began in August 2008 in Zimbabwe, coupled with climate change and elevated antimicrobial resistance, highlighted the dynamics of cholera. For these reasons, cholera was placed at the forefront of world public health agenda. This book discusses the recent cholera outbreaks in Africa, with particular emphasis on the causes, epidemiology, virulence factors, diagnosis, treatment and possible methods of curbing V. cholerae-induced epidemics in the future. ... Read more

20. Epidemic Cholera: Its Modes of Treatment, Their Respective Results: With Directions for Prevention, and What to Do in Cases of Sudden Emergency
by John Fitzgibbon Geary
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

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