The Colour Of Love And Robert James Waller’s “The Bridges of Madison County”

Do you forget the colour of true love of your life? Is it necessary to get married to our beloved one? Can another true love happen with someone else after marriage? You’ll find these answers if you read, 1992 best-selling romance novella, Robert James Waller’s “The Bridges of Madison County”.

The year 1992 has witnessed the best-selling romance novella, The Bridges of Madison County (also published as Love in Black and White). The American author Robert James Waller presents this story in his novel as a true story, but it is entirely fictitious. He came to the idea of this novel very suddenly. During his teaching job in the University of Northern Iowa, on a leave, Waller was photographing the Mississippi River, with a friend. He also decided to photograph Madison County, Iowa’s, covered bridges.

But this is not the end. Years earlier Waller wrote a song, “the dreams of a woman named Francesca”. The photographs and the song gave the author the idea of this one of the bestselling books of the 20th century, which he completed in only eleven days. And the character of Francesca Johnson? After completing the work, the author believed that he based this character on his wife Georgia, whom Francesca physically resembles.

With 60 million copies sold worldwide, this 1992 has witnessed the best-selling romance novella, one of the bestselling books of the 20th century, it has also been adapted into a feature film in 1995 and a musical in 2013.

a married Italian-American woman (WW2 ‘War bride’) living on a Madison County, Iowa, farm in the 1960s. While her husband and children are away at the State Fair, she engages in an affair with a National Geographic photographer from Bellingham, Washington, who is visiting Madison County to create a photographic essay on the covered bridges in the area.

Although their romance didn’t end in marriage, they loved each other until the death.

There are many colours of love. But the colour of some love stories, which ends in separation, is brighter. The colour of love may be faded if we get married to our beloved one, in the course of our daily life events. In your life of details, you’ll lose some love if you have your beloved in your life. Sometimes, you’ll lose them, if you be apart with them.

But in separation, when you can’t lose your entire life to start a new one, the colour becomes brighter, the bond gets closer in deep of the heart. The distance between the separated couple knows the story of their closeness, however a short period the relation was.

One of the best romance novella, “The Bridges of Madison County” proves that true love can’t be forgotten.