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A Slight Misunderstanding
     

A Slight Misunderstanding

by Prosper Merimee, Douglas Parmee (Translator)
 

Trapped in an unhappy marriage with a boorish, inattentive, and socially ambitious husband, Julie de Chaverny enjoys a flirtatious dalliance with the elegant Major de Châteaufort. However, the sudden reappearance of an old admirer who has returned from Turkey—along with a tale of breathtaking derring-do and chivalry to add to his charms—reawakens in

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Trapped in an unhappy marriage with a boorish, inattentive, and socially ambitious husband, Julie de Chaverny enjoys a flirtatious dalliance with the elegant Major de Châteaufort. However, the sudden reappearance of an old admirer who has returned from Turkey—along with a tale of breathtaking derring-do and chivalry to add to his charms—reawakens in Julie a forgotten passion. She pursues a rash and dangerous course of action, one that will have tragic consequences.

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"Mérimée's tales have gradually come to be considered perfect models of the narrative art, and we confess our own admiration for them is such that we feel like declaring it a capital offense in a young storyteller to put pen to paper without having read them and digested them."  —Henry James

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847490766
Publisher:
Oneworld Classics
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Oneworld Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Prosper Mérimée (1803–1870) was a French author and playwright. He is best known for his novella Carmen, which became the basis of George Bizet's opera of the same name. Douglas Parmée is the author of Chamfort and has translated the work of Gustave Flaubert, Jules Valles, and several other French authors.

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