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Carmen and Other Stories

Oxford World's Classics

By (author) Prosper Merimee
Translated by Nicholas Jotcham
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 12th Jun 2008
Dimensions: w 126mm h 194mm d 32mm
Weight: 280g
ISBN-10: 0199540446
ISBN-13: 9780199540440
Barcode No: 9780199540440
Carmen, Merimee's classic tale of passion and power, provided the inspiration for one of the world's most enduringly popular operas, and numerous films. Like Carmen, the other stories in this book, including Mateo Falcone, The Etruscan Vase, and The Venus of Ille, explore the clash of primitive and civilized values. This is the only selection of Merimee's short stories available ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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'A very good edition and a solid translation.'
Dr Lance Butler, University of Stirling 'there is no doubt that the French-born Merimee was one of the earlier masters of the short story'
Cape Times