The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
February 10, 2009
Pages
137
Dimensions
5.41 X 0.4 X 7.91 inches | 0.28 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061711299
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About the Author

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.

Reviews

"Admirably written."--Saturday Review
"A gloriously witty and polished vignette."--Times Literary Supplement
"Remarkable: Surprises are systematically reduced until there is only one left, and it is like the stab of a stiletto."--Spectator
"[A] lovely new edition. . . . With caustic humor and stripped-down restraint, Spark makes us feel Jean Brodie's sadness and ache. Maggie Smith played the character in a famous film, but the book itself is even more powerful."--Los Angeles Times
"A remarkable novel."--New Statesman
"A perfect book."--Chicago Tribune
"Intelligent, witty. . . . Spark's powers of invention are apparently inexhaustible."--Commonweal
"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."--John Updike, The New Yorker