Of Love and Other Demons

Author:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Publisher:

Penguin

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Publisher

Penguin

Publication Year 2000
ISBN-13

9780140246315

ISBN-10 0140246312
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 160 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 11 x 0.9 x 18
Weight (grms) 350

A mesmerizing novel with a blend of the natural with the supernatural, Of Love And Other Demons was written by popular bestseller, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This fictional book portrays an extraordinary love story between the 12-year-old Servia Maria and an elderly priest, Cayetano Delaura, who is appointed to cure her of her demonic possessions. The story is set in the exotic land of the Caribbean and attempts to explore the community and superstitions prevailing in the land.


The story is about the young Servia Maria, daughter of the wealthy Marquis de Casalduero, who after being bit by a rabid dog and displaying some diabolical symptoms, is sent to Santa Clara convent to be locked in a cell. Cayetano Delaura is a priest appointed by the Bishop to perform the exorcism of Servia Maria, and free her from being possessed.


Eventually, they fall in love and cannot hide their love for each other irrespective of all the odds against them. This book explores the bizarre love story of these two unlikely lovers.


 


Gabriel Garcia Marquez has written the fiction Of Love And Other Demons meaning it to be a great metaphor of love as madness. The open market edition of this novel was published by Penguin India in 2000 and is available in paperback format.


 


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  • An opera with the name of ‘Love And Other Demons’ premiered in 2008 at the Glyndebourne festival.

  • A Costa Rican drama film of the same name was released in 2009, which made an entry into the selection of the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1927. He studied at the University of Botoga and later worked as a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador and as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas and New York. He is the author of several novels and collections of stories, including Eyes of a Blue Dog (1947), Leaf Storm (1955), No One Writesto the Colonel (1958), In Evil Hour (1962), Big Mamas Funeral (1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), Innocent Erendira and Other Stories (1972), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), The General in His Labyrinth (1989), Strange Pilgrims (1992), Of Love and Other Demons (1994) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2005). Many of his books arepublished by Penguin. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in 2014.
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