El Amor en los Tiempos del Colera [Love in the Time of Cholera].

"The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love": First Columbian Edition and True First of the El Amor En Los Tiempos Del Colera; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez with a Large Drawing of a Flower

El Amor en los Tiempos del Colera [Love in the Time of Cholera].


Item Number: 97890

Bogota, Columbia: Editorial Oveja Negra, 1985.

First Columbian edition and true first that ranks as one of the great novels of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the dedication page, who has added a large drawing of a flower. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example.

"This shining and heartbreaking novel may be one of the greatest love stories ever told," wrote the New York Times. It's a "sumptuous book[with] major themes of love, death, the torments of memory, the inexorability of old age" (The Washington Post). The English-language movie adaptation was released in 2007, starring Academy Award-nominated Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro.

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