List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. Merimee's 'Carmen' Peter Robinson; 2. The genesis of Bizet's Carmen; 3. Images of race, class and gender in nineteenth-century French culture; 4. The musical languages of Carmen; 5. Synopsis and analysis; 6. The reception of Carmen; 7. Carmen on film; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
"The book is a welcome resource for language teachers who wish to introduce the discussion of other art forms into the French literature class." Fred L. Toner, The French Review