The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
by Muriel Spark , Candia McWilliam
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Muriel Spark is The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie includes an introduction by Candia McWilliam in Penguin Modern ClassicsRomantic, heroic, comical and tragic, unconventional masters Jean Brodie became an emblematic figure of post-war fictionHis glamorous, unconventional ideas and charming manipulation hold dangerous hold on his daughters at the Marcia Blaine Academy – “the cream of the cream” – and who become the Brodie “set”, introducing them to a privileged world of adult games they will never forget.Muriel Spark is The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie was successfully adapted into a play, and later a film directed by Ronald Neame starring Maggie SmithMuriel Spark (1918 – 2006) wrote poems, stories, and biographies as well as a remarkable series of novels, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), The Mandelbaum Door (1965) which received the James Tait Black Prize and The Image (1968) and The Wanderer, and with Intention (1981), both of which were in contention for the Booker PrizeSpark received the TSEliot Poetry Prize in 1992, and the David Cohen Literature Prize in 1997If you liked The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, you could, as Evelyn Waugh is Brideshead Revisited, also available in Penguin Modern ClassicsA sublime being, a funny bookit is a book to be read by allunforgettable and universal” Candia McWilliam, author of Discutable Terre
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