Muriel Spark - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (2nd Hand Hardback)
- Format : Pocket Sized 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket & Gold Edging to Paper & Marker Ribbon (Collectors Library)
- Condition : As New
- Category : Fiction - Scottish Fiction
- Published : 1961 (This Ed. 2013 - CRW Publishing Ltd.)
- ISBN : 9781907360848
- SKU : B000489
- PPC : LL200gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a novel by Muriel Spark, the best known of her works.
Complete & Unabridged Small Hardback Collectors Edition.
This book first saw publication in The New Yorker magazine and was published as a book by Macmillan in 1961. The character of Miss Jean Brodie brought Spark international fame and brought her into the first rank of contemporary Scottish literature.
At the staid Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh, Scotland, teacher extraordinaire Miss Jean Brodie is unmistakably, and outspokenly, in her prime. She is passionate in the application of her unorthodox teaching methods and strives to bring out the best in each one of her students.
In time Brodie is also revealed to be an individual with an intense desire to control and mould her girls into mini Brodies. Beneath the facade of this self-possessed woman lie dark truths about both her personality - not least a desire to initiate her girls into the adult world of sex - and a keen interest in Fascism.
Determined to instil in them independence, passion, and ambition, Miss Brodie advises them, "Safety does not come first. Goodness, Truth, and Beauty come first. Follow me." . . . and they do - but one of them will betray her.
In 2005, the novel was chosen by Time magazine as one of the one hundred best English-language novels from 1923 to present.
In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie No. 76 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
'A sublimely funny book . . . it is a book to be read by all . . . unforgettable and universal.' - Candia McWilliam, author of Debatable Land.
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