Prosper Mérimée

Prosper Mérimée was a French writer, archaeologist, and historian. He is best known for his novella 'Carmen,' which became the basis for Bizet's opera of the same name. Mérimée was also instrumental in the preservation of historical monuments in France.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. Carmen

    "Carmen" is a novella that tells the tragic story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet he is unable to tame Carmen's free spirit. Carmen's lawless nature leads her to fall in love with a successful bullfighter and ultimately seals her fate.

    The 1305th Greatest Book of All Time