Who is Gabriel Garcia Marquez you might ask. He was born in Columbia in 1927. Awarded the Nobel Prize of Literature in 1982. The author of many works of fiction and non-fiction, including "One Hundred Years of Solitude," "Love In The Time Of Cholera," The Autumn Of The Patriarch," and many more. He lives in Mexico City. This story is about a youthful couple who fall passionately in love. Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza. He courts her secretly untlil, with the dissapproval of her father, she is taken away for three years. When she returns, she spurns Ariza and eventually marries a wealthy well-born doctor by the name of Urbino Juvenal. Ariza is devastated and tries to forget about her over the next fifty-one and some odd years through 622 affairs-to no avail. After her husband dies unexpectedly by a freak accident, Ariza shows up at the viewing and declares his everlasting love to Fermina. She orders him out. After a few years he eventually woos her into marriage and his love pays off. This book was set in the late 19th century in Columbia. It was a time of not very sanitary habits of society. Dr. Urbino, a freshly graduated medical student, comes home after being overseas in school for a few years. He sees for the first time all of the disease contributing factors in the city, including Cholera, and immediately sets out to educate and reform.