The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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Passionate, free-thinking and uncoventional, Miss Brodie is a teacher who exerts a powerful influence over the group of 'special girls' at the Marcia Blaine School. They are the Brodie Set, the 'creme de la creme', each famous for something - Monicafor mathematics, Eunice for swimming, Rose for sex - who are initiated into a world of adult games and extra-curricular activites that they will never forget.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 10mm | 81.65g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English, Spanish
  • 0140278710
  • 9780140278712

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"Muriel Spark is one of the few writers on either side of the Atlantic with enough resources, daring, and stamina to be altering, as well as feeding, the fiction machine...We are never out of touch in a Spark novel with the happiness of creation; the sudden willful largesse of magic and wit, the cunning tautness of suspense."-John Updike, "The New Yorker
"One of our greatest living novelists." -"The Times
"Spark's powers of invention are apparently inexhaustible." -"Commonwealth
"[Spark is] one of this century's finest creators of comic-metaphysical entertainment." -"New York Times
"Some of [Spark's] finest fictions are novellas rather than novels, short enough to be read in a single dizzying sitting." -David Lodge
"[Spark] has written some things that seem likely to go on being read as long as fiction in English is read at all." -"New York Times Book Review
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About Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark was born in Edinburgh. She is the author of many novels, including MEMENTO MORI and THE BALLAD OF PECKHAM RYE. A first volume of autobiography, CURRICULUM VITAE, was published in 1992. THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE is one of her best known and most respected books. She was awarded the DBE in 1993.
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31,543 ratings
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4 37% (11,771)
3 28% (8,760)
2 8% (2,415)
1 2% (647)
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