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Love in the Time of Cholera Setting

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Setting

Love in the Time of Cholera takes place in a small coastal town in South America from the late nineteenth century to the early 1930s, a period in history marked by great technical innovation and changes in societal attitudes. This is an era during which the horse and buggy is replaced by the automobile and the hot air balloon initiates man's forays into the skies, inaugurating the first air mail delivery. Environmental changes result from extensive logging to provide fuel for the steamboats that travel up and down the Magdalena River, thus causing damage from erosion and the disappearance of wildlife. Plague and ecological devastation take their toll on the small town, making it a victim to the same ills suffered by the outside world. Furthermore, the community endures cholera epidemics and civil wars that decimate its population. War and pestilence seem to recur throughout the novel in an...

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