The novella that was the basis for perhaps the most popular opera of all time, Prosper Mérimée’s Carmen is the swashbuckling story. Read “Carmen, in English translation” by Prosper Merimee with Rakuten Kobo. According to Wikipedia: “Prosper Mérimée (September 28, September Prosper Mérimée was born in Paris in Carmen, written in , is just 60 pages long not quite a novella, but more than a short story.

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This Carmen is a good and loyal mate to Don Jose in ways other than absolute sexual fidelity, but the disgraced soldier can not deal with her free ways nor the possibility than she might abandon him and, in the end, this jealousy destroys them both.

He fled to Carmen’s outlaw band. You are commenting using your Facebook account. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It was a mesmerizing read; first, because it introduced me to the Romani people, of which I had scant knowledge except for the occasional unflattering englidh of gypsies in movies, and second, because the novella is a fascinating study of raw human emotions and passion in a place and time from removed from the trappings of our modern society.

It was interesting to realize some of the choices Bizet made when adapting the book for his opera. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The Mysterious Affair at Styles. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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Catmen stay in the same primitive inn that night. And the last few sentences sent a shudder down my spine. He goes to her home so she can tell his fortuneand she impresses him with her occult knowledge.

I remember doing so, but I have no memory of my reaction to it. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Darkness Under the Sun Novella. That epigram is chilling, as you say. Book Fox vulpes libris: His framing narrator is enlgish unidentified but deeply pedantic archaeologist who is in Spain searching for the cramen location of the battlefield of Munda.

You have to ask yourself WHO the story was aimed at … who, inwould have known what the couplet said, without a translation? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Would ,erimee this book for anyone whose looking for a quick read and a pretty decent story line. With the outlaws, he progressed from smuggling to robbery, and was sometimes with Carmen but suffered from jealousy as she used her attractions to further the band’s enterprises; he also learned that she was married.

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He looked ehglish her at the house of one of her Romani friends, but she entered with his lieutenant. A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. And I get so tired of men saying women have power over them, that is such a load of rubbish! Editorial Policy The views expressed in the articles and reviews on Vulpes Libris are those of the authors, and not of Vulpes Libris itself.


You’ve successfully reported this review. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In pos “I call myself Don, because I have a right to it, and if I were at Elizondo I could show you my parchment genealogy” Some other words without translation in this edition you have an explication like the word “Veintiquatro” the editor said that it refer to a Magistrate in charge of the municipal police arrangements, and local government regulations.

Sex, infidelity and jealousy. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! And what DOES the soldier want to hear…?

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Well, that certainly intrigued my interest more than the opera, and I promptly downloaded a copy of the Kindle version. A accomplished linguist, historian, archaeologist and occasional literary hoaxer he was appointed inspector-general of historical monuments in To have produced a translation which did not mimic his original style would have been to do him and his work a great disservice. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! I have now read Karanina for the same reason.

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Views Megimee Edit View history. I Am Number Four. IvoD July 17, This is, of course, a translation from the original French. Make of that what you will. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

I also borrowed this book from my local library about two years ago read it and was planning to rent it merimfe. It has been adapted into a number of dramatic works, including the famous opera of the same name by Georges Bizet.

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