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Love in the Time of Cholera Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 4 Summary

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Chapter 4 Summary

Although as a married woman and expectant mother, Fermina is "more lost to him than she has ever been," Florentino resolves to become a personal success to be worthy of her. Having given up his vision of showering her with gold from the salvaged treasure of the sunken galleon, he starts work at the River Company of the Caribbean, writing business letters for his uncle. It turns out, however, that everything he writes reads like a love letter or poem, a tendency he defends by pointing out that love is all he cares about. His uncle responds that "without river navigation there is no love." He demotes his nephew to trash collector, but Florentino works his way back up the company structure. He makes use of his other talents by writing love letters for hire, intending to publish them in a collection he plans to call A...

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