Contents: Though Puccini's operas are very popular with the opera-going public and many singers, his operas have received
little critical attention from musicologists, and that attention has often been negative - This book analyzes Puccini's ideas
as they appear in his operas. Those ideas include myth, economics, politics, sociology, and religion. The book, as a result,
will interest the general public as well as opera critics and musicologists.