This book is about two people, Florentino and Fermina, who fall madly in love, but Florentino keeps waiting to marry Fermina because he wants to be financially set before he does. But, he waits too long, and she ends up marrying a doctor. As time passes, he sleeps with many women, yet his heart still belongs to her, and when her husband dies, Florentine sees his opportunity to steal her heart again, will she still receive him after all these years?
"A love story of astonishing power." - Newsweek The International Bestseller and modern literary classic by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez 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.