Mateo Falcone
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Mateo Falcone

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A Short Story from France
On leaving Porto-Vecchio from the northwest and directing his steps towards the interior of the island, the traveller will notice that the land rises rapidly, and after three hours' walking over tortuous paths obstructed by great masses of rock and sometimes cut by ravines, he will find himself on the border of a great mâquis. The mâquis is the do...more
Mass Market Paperback, 95 pages
Published December 28th 2000 by Flammarion (first published 1829)
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Patrice Hollmann
it was strange. in the beginning I really liked Mateo. he seemd to be a good man a bit Vito Corleone's type. Fortunato was a bad chil really but such punishment was toooo much I think. the vook gives you absolutely nothing, you just feel angry after reading it.
Bastante interesante. Me gustó mucho descubrir que el cuento costarricense de Uvieta, por Carmen Lyra; fue inspirado en una de las narraciones de Mérimée. Los cuentos son agradables, inclusive la narración grotesca de una corrida de toros.
Гениальная новелла! Очень легка, лаконична, но в то же время полна интриги и не лишена глубокости, а развязка - просто блеск! Истинный "соколиный" поворот.
Very interesting and strange.
I liked Mateo Falcone's charactre.There was too much punishment at the end but it was impressionable.

See Fin's Review. Even though Joe told me how it ended, I was not expecting to have all of these Fortunato feels!
Joey alabanza
since i read the story i never forget the ending...i cant accept if it is the real ending...too much punishment..
very interesting
although he is very young to punish his but this ows that his father is fear
I read a much older edition. Poignant story of a family gone wrong.

LOVE IT holy shit that was so craaaaaaaay

a father gone crazy, harsh life lessons, totally unexpected ending
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Prosper Mérimée was a French dramatist, historian, archaeologist, and short story writer. He is perhaps best known for his novella Carmen, which became the basis of Bizet's opera Carmen.
Mérimée loved mysticism, history, and the unusual, and may have been influenced by Charles Nodier (though he did not appreciate his works), the historical fiction popularised by Sir Walter Scott and the cruelty and...more
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