When Jose meets a gypsy woman, he is intrigued by her exoticism, but he has no idea that his chance encounter with 'the pretty witch' will have disastrous consequences.
With her magic and her malevolent spirit, Carmen exerts a powerful charm on the submissive and unwitting Jose, who is drawn into a seedy underworld of bandits and smugglers until he is driven to the ultimate revenge.
In Carmen, Merimee introduced a classic literary type: the femme fatale who exploits her sexuality and mysterious air to ensnare and ultimately destroy the weak and unsuspecting man who is unfortunate enough to cross her path.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 93 pages
- Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/03/2004
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781843910961
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