Love in the Time of Cholera is written by the Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez. First published in Spanish, this book was originally entitled El amor en los tiempos del cólera.
In this novel there is an extremely well-told story of a tremendous unanswered passion. So strong that love is it binds the lives of three people for more than fifty years. 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.