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Five of the stories selected here demonstrate Prosper Merimee's ability to explore the contrast between primitive and civilized values. In Mateo Falcone a Corsican's conception of honour forces him to exact a ruthless revenge; The Storming of the Redoubt describes an incident in Napoleon's 1812 Russian campaign; Tamango depicts a revolt of Negro slaves; The Etruscan Vase is a tale of passionate jealousy set in Paris; The Game of Backgammon is a study in fatal remorse.
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Prosper Merimee was a French dramatist, historian, archaeologist, and short story writer.Review:
'there is no doubt that the French-born Merimee was one of the earlier masters of the short story' Cape Times
'A very good edition and a solid translation.' Dr Lance Butler, University of Stirling
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0192837222
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0192837222
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