Carmen is by Prosper Merimee. The wonderful little novella upon which the opera "Carmen" is based. This is the story of a solider who descends into banditry due to the influence of the beautiful gypsy Carmen. Carmen loves Don Jose in the way only a gypsy can, and his jealously leads him into a great deal of trouble. If you loved the opera or the ballet, read the original classic.
Ratings: 10th grade - V (violence) - AC (some mature thematic content).