A Slight Misunderstanding

A Slight Misunderstanding

Paperback Oneworld Classics

By (author) Prosper Merimee, Translated by Douglas Parmee

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  • Publisher: Oneworld Classics Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 10mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Richmond
  • ISBN 10: 184749076X
  • ISBN 13: 9781847490766
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 845,380

Product description

Trapped in an unhappy marriage with a boorish, inattentive, and socially ambitious husband, Julie de Chaverny enjoys a flirtatious dalliance with the elegant Major de Chateaufort. However, the sudden reappearance of an old admirer who has returned from Turkey--along with a tale of breathtaking derring-do and chivalry to add to his charms--reawakens in Julie a forgotten passion. She pursues a rash and dangerous course of action, one that will have tragic consequences.

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Author information

Prosper Merimee (1803-1870) was a French author and playwright. He is best known for his novella "Carmen," which became the basis of George Bizet's opera of the same name. Douglas Parmee is the author of "Chamfort "and has translated the work of Gustave Flaubert, Jules Valles, and several other French authors.

Review quote

"Merimee's tales have gradually come to be considered perfect models of the narrative art, and we confess our own admiration for them is such that we feel like declaring it a capital offense in a young storyteller to put pen to paper without having read them and digested them." --Henry James