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Stories by one of the earliest exponents of the short story and author of the tale that is the basis for the opera Carmen.
|Note on the Text|
|Chronology of Prosper Merimee|
|The Storming of the Redoubt||67|
|The Etruscan Vase||93|
|The Game of Backgammon||116|
|The Venus of Ille||132|
|Appendix||The final chapter of Carmen added to the 1847 edition||333|
Posted February 21, 2010
This is a collection of stories by Prosper Merimee, of which Carmen, The Venus of Ille, and The Etruscan Vase are the best-known. They are all worth reading, Prosper Merimee is a master storyteller, and after reading this, I regret that he has written so few stories in his life. He moved to writing
history in his later life.