This is a beautiful 19th century novel, a classic of Latin American literature. It's about the story of a young Jewish Colombian woman (Jorge Isaacs was Jewish) and the love of her life, a young man she grows up with. It's set in the Andean region of Colombia with beautifully depicted imagery of the natural settings and the customs of the times. It is both tragic and inspiring, and there is a good reason why it's a classic. It's characters, the scenery, and the haunting ending are very memorable.
I own the book but have yet to read it. I thought I would break into it by doing the audio first. I was so confused by who was who, as it seems that the book moves through different characters and only uses one voice. I know it's a classic, but I may have to actually read it to enjoy it.