One of the earliest exponents of the short story, Prosper MA(c)rimA(c)e wrote the universally-acclaimed tale Carmen, which provided the basis for one of the world's most popular operas. In addition to this classic tale, the includes "Colomba," "Mateo Falcone," "The Storming of the Redoubt," "Tamango," "The Etruscan Vase," "The Game of Backgammon," "The Venus of Ille" and "Lokis."
'there is no doubt that the French-born Merimee was one of the earlier masters of the short story'
'A very good edition and a solid translation.'
Dr Lance Butler, University of Stirling
Carmen; Mateo Falcone; The Storming of the Redoubt; Tamango; The Etruscan Vase; The Game of Backgammon; The Venus of Ille; Colomba; Lokis