The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Author Muriel Spark
ISBN-10 9781782117698
Release 2015-08-06
Pages 176
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'Muriel Spark's most celebrated novel . . . This ruthlessly and destructively romantic school ma'am is one of the giants of post-war fiction' Independent 'A brilliantly psychological fugue' Observer The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is Muriel Spark's most significant and celebrated novel, and remains as dazzling as when it was first published in 1961. Miss Jean Brodie is a teacher unlike any other, proud and cultured, enigmatic and freethinking; a romantic, with progressive, sometimes shocking ideas and aspirations for the girls in her charge. At the Marcia Blaine Academy she takes a select group of girls under her wing. Spellbound by Miss Brodie's unconventional teaching, these devoted pupils form the Brodie set. But as the girls enter their teenage years and they become increasingly drawn in by Miss Brodie's personal life, her ambitions for them take a startling and dark turn with devastating consequences.



The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Author Muriel Spark
ISBN-10 9781453245033
Release 2012-03-20
Pages 140
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Muriel Spark’s timeless classic about a controversial teacher who deeply marks the lives of a select group of students in the years leading up to World War II “Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life!” So asserts Jean Brodie, a magnetic, dubious, and sometimes comic teacher at the conservative Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh. Brodie selects six favorite pupils to mold—and she doesn’t stop with just their intellectual lives. She has a plan for them all, including how they will live, whom they will love, and what sacrifices they will make to uphold her ideals. When the girls reach adulthood and begin to find their own destinies, Jean Brodie’s indelible imprint is a gift to some, and a curse to others. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is Spark’s masterpiece, a novel that offers one of twentieth-century English literature’s most iconic and complex characters—a woman at once admirable and sinister, benevolent and conniving. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Muriel Spark including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s archive at the National Library of Scotland.



The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Author Muriel Spark
ISBN-10 0060931736
Release 1961
Pages 150
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A teacher at a girls' school in Edinburgh during the 1930s comes into conflict with school authorities because of her unorthodox teaching methods, in a new edition--which includes author biography and publication history--of a novel originally published in 1962. Original.



The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Author Trevor Royle
ISBN-10 0582262437
Release 1995
Pages 62
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These are the notes to accompany Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. The book examines the reasons why this satirical but affectionate title has become so popular, not only in Scotland, but worldwide.



The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Author Jay Presson Allen
ISBN-10 057361427X
Release 1969
Pages 94
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Adapted from the novel by Muriel SparkComedy /4m, 15f / Platform setMiss Brodie is a teacher, a formidable figure who molds young minds to her form. And what is more, she is so intensely interesting that the girls admire her above all else. But Miss Brodie is not honest. She prevaricates and then tells the girls to do as she tells them, not as she does herself. She is having an affair with the music teacher and has had one with the art teacher, and this is not the most exemplary conduct. A fantastic letter which some of her students write in her name to her lover falls into the headmistress' hands.Dismissal is averted by Miss Brodie's indomitable pluck as she threatens to sue for calumny. One girl grows too wise too soon and turns on Miss Brodie.Fascinating in its insights into a marvelously portrayed eccentric human being. N.Y. TimesEndearing hilarious, lovely, perceptive and splendid. N.Y. Daily NewsA dramatic intelligent and merciless study of character. N.Y. Post



A Study Guide for Muriel Spark s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

A Study Guide for Muriel Spark s  The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Author Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN-10 9781410355829
Release 2016-06-29
Pages 26
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A Study Guide for Muriel Spark's "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.



The prime of Miss Jean Brodie The comforters The only problem The driver s seat Memento mori

The prime of Miss Jean Brodie   The comforters   The only problem   The driver s seat   Memento mori Author Muriel Spark
ISBN-10 0395726700
Release 1995
Pages 672
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Here, in two handsome volumes, are ten celebrated novels by the author acclaimed as "the best English novelist writing today" (Times Literary Supplement). Available singly and as a boxed set, The Novels of Muriel Spark is both a collector's item for Spark's loyal following and an ideal introduction for new readers. Volume 1 begins with Spark's best-selling The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), whose Scottish schoolmistress remains one of the most memorable characters in modern fiction, and follows it with The Comforters, her first novel (1957), The Only Problem (1984), The Driver's Seat (1970), and Memento Mori (1959), a comic and macabre study of old age. Volume 2 continues with Loitering with Intent (1981), a fascinating story of how art and life imitate each other; The Girls of Slender Means (1963), whose resourceful young heroines of war-ravaged London are of Spark's own generation; The Abbess of Crewe (1973), the tale of a Watergate-style power struggle ingeniously set in a conven



The Narrative Structure of Muriel Spark s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Narrative Structure of Muriel Spark s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Author Anne L. Bower
ISBN-10 OCLC:315832656
Release 1990
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Muriel Spark s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Author David S. Robb
ISBN-10 OCLC:705960572
Release 1992
Pages 56
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The Girls of Slender Means New Directions Classic

The Girls of Slender Means  New Directions Classic Author Muriel Spark
ISBN-10 9780811221047
Release 1998-04-17
Pages 140
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"Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions," begins The Girls of Slender Means, Dame Muriel Spark's tragic and rapier-witted portrait of a London ladies' hostel just emerging from the shadow of World War II. Like the May of Teck Club itself—"three times window shattered since 1940 but never directly hit"—its lady inhabitants do their best to act as if the world were back to normal: practicing elocution, and jostling over suitors and a single Schiaparelli gown. The novel's harrowing ending reveals that the girls' giddy literary and amorous peregrinations are hiding some tragically painful war wounds. Chosen by Anthony Burgess as one of the Best Modern Novels in the Sunday Times of London, The Girls of Slender Means is a taut and eerily perfect novel by an author The New York Times has called "one of this century's finest creators of comic-metaphysical entertainment."



The Ballad of Peckham Rye

The Ballad of Peckham Rye Author Muriel Spark
ISBN-10 0811214087
Release 1960
Pages 142
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The Ballad of Peckham Rye is the wickedly farcical fable of a blue-collar town turned upside down. When the firm of Meadows, Meade & Grindley hires Dougal Douglas (a.k.a. Douglas Dougal) to do "human research" into the private lives of its workforce, they are in no way prepared for the mayhem, mutiny, and murder he will stir up. "Not only funny but startlingly original", declared The Washington Post, "the legendary character of Dougal Douglas...may not have been boasting when he referred so blithely to his association with the devil". In fact this Music Man of the thoroughly modern corporation changes the lives of all the eccentric characters he meets, from Miss Merle Coverdale, head of the typing pool, to V.R. Druce, unsuspecting Managing Director. The Ballad of Peckham Rye presents Dame Muriel Spark at her most devilishly piquant.



Teacher Student Relationship in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Teacher Student Relationship in  The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Author Najeh Isa Abuzahra
ISBN-10 OCLC:936276350
Release 2013
Pages 71
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The End of Books

The End of Books Author Octave Uzanne
ISBN-10 9788892564473
Release 2016-03-08
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Octave Uzanne (14 September 1851 – 31 October 1931) was a 19th-century French bibliophile, writer, publisher, and journalist.He is noted for his literary research on the authors of the 18th century. He published many previously unpublished works by authors including Paradis Moncrif, Benserade, Caylus, Besenval, the Marquis de Sade and Baudelaire. He founded the Société des Bibliophiles Contemporaines, of which he was president. In the 'The End of Books' Octave Uzanne brilliantly anticipated the invention of the Walkman and anticipated the modern form of the 'demise of books argument' by a century.



The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:959900044
Release 1972
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Performances of "The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie" by the Adelaide Repertory Theatre, play adapted by Jay Presson Allen, from the novel by Muriel Spark, directed by Murray George, main cast listed are: Nancy Thorpe, Neil Hume, Jean Walker, June Ball, Angel Hunt, Nona Burden, Ngaire Saunders, Delma Cannon, Tony Findlay and Peter Goerecke.



Memento Mori

Memento Mori Author Muriel Spark
ISBN-10 9780811219372
Release 2014-05-27
Pages 224
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Poignant, hilarious, and spooky, Memento Mori addresses old age In late 1950s London, something uncanny besets a group of elderly friends: an insinuating voice on the telephone reminds each: Remember you must die. Their geriatric feathers are soon thoroughly ruffled, and many an old unsavory secret is dusted off.



Muriel Spark The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Author Sabine Hasenbach
ISBN-10 3804419690
Release 2012-01
Pages 103
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Aiding and Abetting

Aiding and Abetting Author Muriel Spark
ISBN-10 9780385503648
Release 2001-07-31
Pages 176
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In Aiding and Abetting, the doyenne of literary satire has written a wickedly amusing and subversive novel around the true-crime case of one of England’s most notorious uppercrust scoundrels and the “aiders and abetters” who kept him on the loose. When Lord Lucan walks into psychiatrist Hildegard Wolf’s Paris office, there is one problem: she already has a patient who says he’s Lucan, the fugitive murderer who bludgeoned his children’s nanny in a botched attempt to kill his wife. As Dr. Wolf sets about deciding which of her patients, if either, is the real Lucan, she finds herself in a fierce battle of wills and an exciting chase across Europe. For someone is deceiving someone, and it may be the good doctor, who, despite her unorthodox therapeutic method (she talks mainly about her own life), has a sinister past, too. Exhibiting Muriel Spark’s boundless imagination and biting wit, Aiding and Abetting is a brisk, clever, and deliciously entertaining tale by one of Britain’s greatest living novelists. From the Trade Paperback edition.