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Love in the Time of Cholera | Study Guide

Gabriel García Márquez

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Love in the Time of Cholera | Chapter Summaries

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Chapter 1 (Jeremiah de Saint-Amour) On Pentecost Sunday, Dr. Juvenal Urbino finds the corpse of his friend, Jeremiah de Saint-Amour, on de Saint-Amour's cot... Read More
Chapter 1 (Anniversary Celebration) Dr. Juvenal Urbino returns home, "shaken by the two visits," and decides to take a siesta before his students' anniversa... Read More
Chapter 1 (Escaped Parrot) When Fermina Daza and Dr. Juvenal Urbino return home, they discover the firefighters have recklessly destroyed their man... Read More
Chapter 2 (Lost Innocence) Unlike Fermina Daza, Florentino Ariza has not forgotten her for a day. Popular with women, his "innocence" ends in his y... Read More
Chapter 2 (Devastating Youth) For three months, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza write each other every day. After two years, Florentino proposes to ... Read More
Chapter 2 (Journey to Riohacha) Fermina Daza and Lorenzo Daza reach Valledupar and stay with her mother's brother, Lisímaco Sánchez. At night, Hildebran... Read More
Chapter 3 (Symptoms) Dr. Juvenal Urbino returns to the Caribbean from France at the age of 28. Driven by his father's death, he reforms the c... Read More
Chapter 3 (Journey to Villa de Leyva) Hildebranda Sánchez arrives—"radiant" and "very much a woman." The cousins continue where they left off: bathing togethe... Read More
Chapter 3 (The Wedding) Upon returning to the city, Florentino Ariza learns Fermina Daza has married Dr. Juvenal Urbino and is honeymooning in E... Read More
Chapter 4 (The River Company) When Florentino Ariza sees Fermina six months pregnant, he decides to win "fame and fortune" to be worthy of her. He app... Read More
Chapter 4 (Upward Mobility) After Leona Cassiani recommends disbanding the company's General Section, she wins Leo XII Loayza's respect and various ... Read More
Chapter 4 (Domesticity) After Fermina Daza and Dr. Juvenal Urbino's happy honeymoon, she feels like a "prisoner in the wrong house," suffering t... Read More
Chapter 5 (House Calls) At the christening of the first freshwater craft built locally, Florentino Ariza, the Vice President of the R.C.C., gree... Read More
Chapter 5 (Journey to San Juan de la Ciénaga) With Dr. Juvenal Urbino's approval, Fermina Daza, "alive and well," stays with Hildebranda Sánchez, who is "forgotten by... Read More
Chapter 5 (Mourning Bells) Florentino Ariza attends the opening of the Italian film Cabiria with Leona Cassiani. After two years without seeing Fer... Read More
Chapter 6 (Widowhood) Three weeks after Dr. Juvenal Urbino's death passes, Fermina Daza finds it's "impossible not to think about" Florentino ... Read More
Chapter 6 (Calling) After two weeks without writing, Florentino Ariza visits Fermina Daza unexpectedly. She panics, thinking they have nothi... Read More
Chapter 6 (New Fidelity) Fermina Daza, feeling pulled to the river, contemplates a boat trip. To Florentino Ariza, she says she wants to leave an... Read More
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