Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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    Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie includes an introduction by Candia McWilliam in Penguin Modern Classics. Romantic, heroic, comic and tragic, unconventional schoolmistress Jean Brodie has become an iconic figure in post-war fiction. Her glamour, unconventional ideas and manipulative charm hold dangerous sway over her girls at the Marcia Blaine Academy - 'the creme de la creme' - who become the Brodie 'set', introduced to a privileged world of adult games that they will never forget. Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie was adapted into a successful stage play, and later a film directed by Ronald Neame and starring Maggie Smith. Muriel Spark 1918 - 2006 wrote poetry, stories, and biographies as well as a remarkable series of novels, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1961, The Mandelbaum Gate 1965 which received the James Tait Black Prize, and The Public Image 1968 and Loitering with Intent 1981, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Spark was awarded the T.S. Eliot Award for poetry in 1992, and the David Cohen Prize for literature in 1997. If you enjoyed The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, you might like Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. '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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    Number of Pages: 144
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780141181424
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    Listed in: Modern & contemporary fiction, Classic fiction
    Publisher: Penguin Classics

    Books by Muriel Spark

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