Abbess Of Crewe: A Modern Morality Tale by Muriel SparkAbbess Of Crewe: A Modern Morality Tale by Muriel Spark

Abbess Of Crewe: A Modern Morality Tale

byMuriel Spark

Paperback | May 27, 2003

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“The short dirk in the hands of Muriel Spark has always been a deadly weapon,” said The New York Times, and “never more so than in The Abbess of Crewe.” An elegant little fable about intrigue, corruption, and electronic surveillance, The Abbess of Crewe is set in an English Benedictine convent. Steely and silky Abbess Alexandra (whose aristocratic tastes run to pâté, fine wine, English poetry, and carpets of “amorous green”) has bugged the convent, and rigged her election. But the cat gets out of the bag, and—plunged into scandal—the serene Abbess faces a Vatican inquiry.
Muriel Spark (1918–2006) was the author of dozens of novels, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, A Far Cry from Kensington, The Girls of Slender Means, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, The Driver’s Seat, and many more. She became Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1993.
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Title:Abbess Of Crewe: A Modern Morality TaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 7.1 × 4.75 × 0.25 inPublished:May 27, 2003Publisher:WW Norton

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ISBN - 10:0811212963

ISBN - 13:9780811212960

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An elegant fable about intrigue, corruption, and electronic surveillance, 'The Abbess of Crewe' (1974) is set in an English Benedictine convent. Steely and silky Abbess Alexandra has bugged the convent, and rigged her election. But the cat gets out of the bag, and--plunged into scandal--the serene Abbess faces a Vatican inquiry.

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