One of the earliest exponents of the short story, Prosper Mérimée 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."
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all of these stories are slightly disturbing...but in a good way
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.