Penguin Essentials The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel SparkPenguin Essentials The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Penguin Essentials The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie

byMuriel Spark

Mass Market Paperback | May 29, 2012

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Muriel Spark's classic The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie features a schoolmistress you'll never forget, in this beautifully repackaged Penguin Essentials edition. 'Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life . . .' Passionate, free-thinking and unconventional, Miss Brodie is a teacher who exerts a powerful influence over her group of 'special girls' at Marcia Blaine School. They are the Brodie set, the crème de la crème, each famous for something - Monica for mathematics, Eunice for swimming, Rose for sex - who are initiated into a world of adult games and extracurricular activities they will never forget. But the price they pay is their undivided loyalty . . . The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a brilliantly comic novel featuring one of the most unforgettable characters in all literature. 'Muriel Spark's novels linger in the mind as brilliant shards' John Updike 'Spark's most celebrated novel' Independent 'There is no question about the quality and distinctiveness of her writing, with its quirky concern with human nature, and its comedy' William Boyd 'A brilliant psychological figure' Observer Muriel Spark was born and educated in Edinburgh. She was active in the field of creative writing since 1950, when she won a short-story writing competition in the Observer, and her many subsequent novels include Memento Mori (1959), The Ballad of Peckham Rye (1960), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), The Girls of Slender Means (1963) and Aiding and Abetting (2000). She also wrote plays, poems, children's books and biographies. She became Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1993, and died in 2006.
Muriel Spark was born and educated in Edinburgh. She was active in the field of creative writing since 1950, when she won a short-story writing competition in the Observer, and her many subsequent novels include Memento Mori (1959), The Ballad of Peckham Rye (1960), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), The Girls of Slender Means (1963...
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Title:Penguin Essentials The Prime Of Miss Jean BrodieFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.09 × 4.36 × 0.34 inPublished:May 29, 2012Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241956773

ISBN - 13:9780241956779

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from The book is better than the movie I recently re-read this for the first time in 20+ years after having seen the movie. As brilliant as Maggie Smith is, the movie is so different from the book that you miss out on a lot if you don't read it. It's an enjoyable read, but I still don't understand why, exactly, it's on the list of the "Best" 100 English language novels of all time. It's easy to read in a day (128 pages) but there's nothing really all that scintillating about it.
Date published: 2018-01-07