Carmen (Art of the Novella) (Paperback) by Prosper Merimee George Burnham Ives
Carmen is the basis of one of the post popular operas in the world one that has been filmed more than any other. Yet even many fans of the opera don't known that this classic story is based on an equally exciting novella. Set in 1820s Spain it tells the tragic tale of Don Jose a naive soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy Carmen. The novella includes details and plot lines that never made it into the opera making this a must-read for fans.