A Slight Misunderstanding

A Slight Misunderstanding

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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 Turkeyalong with a tale of breathtaking derring-do and chivalry to add to his charmsreawakens in Julie a forgotten passion. She pursues a rash and dangerous course of action, one that will have tragic consequences."show more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 10mm | 140.61g
  • Oneworld Classics Ltd
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 184749076X
  • 9781847490766
  • 1,015,387

About Prosper Merimee

Prosper Merimee (18031870) 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."show more

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"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"show more