Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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About the book –

“Colera” in Spanish has two meanings – 1) an infectious disease, and 2) a state of rage or intense emotion.  “El amor en los tiempos del colera” is a novel by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  It was published in 1985, his first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in 1982, and the English translation by Edith Grossman was released in 1988.  Set in a Latin American country and spanning a half century (around 1880-1930), it follows a young man’s feverish obsession over a woman, despite seemingly insurmountable odds.  Woven between and beyond the lines is an illuminated commentary on social norms, and a convincing treatise on things that can be love and things that love can be.

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50 books for the classics club

this is so exciting 🙂

I plan to complete this list of 50 books in five years — deadline 4 jan 2018

1. Dracula by Bram Stoker
2. The Iliad by Homer
3. The Odyssey by Homer
4. The Aeneid by Virgil
5. Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
6. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
8. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
9. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
10. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
11. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
12. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
13. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway6 Jan 2013
14. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
15. Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence
16. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
17. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
18. Lysistrata by Aristophanes
19. Waiting for the Barbarians by JM Coetzee
20. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
21. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
22. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
23. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene9 Jan 2013
24. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez21 Jan 2013
25. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
26. The Cave by Jose Saramago
27. The History of the Siege of Lisbon by Jose Saramago
28. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
29. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
30. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
31. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
32. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence
33. Antigone by Sophocles
34. Agamemnon by Aeschylus
35. The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus
36. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
37. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
38. Up at the Villa by W Somerset Maugham
39. Villette by Charlotte Bronte
40. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
41. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
42. The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier
43. All’s Well that Ends Well by William Shakespeare
44. The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
45. Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare
46. Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare
47. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
48. The Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin
49. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
50. Twenty Love Poems and A Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda

2013 TBR Pile Challenge

1. Dimanche and Other Stories by Irene Nemirovsky (2010)2 Feb 2013

2. A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman (1990)

3. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (1951)9 Jan 2013

4. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (1952)6 Jan 2013

5. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1988) – 21 Jan 2013

6. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James (1902)

7. The Cave by Jose Saramago (2002)

8. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht (2011) – 15 Jan 2013

9. Hood by Emma Donoghue (1995)28 Jan 2013

10. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson (1985)

11. Resistance by Anita Shreve (1995)

12. The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho (2006)

Alternates
1. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (1967)
2. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire (1995)