The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Available
4.9/5.0
21,000+ Reviews
Bookshop.org has the highest-rated customer service of any bookstore in the world
Product Details
Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061711299

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author

Muriel Spark (1918-2006) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was the author of over twenty novels, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, as well as critical biographies, radio plays, children's books, poetry, and short-story collections. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1993 and a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in 1996.

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