The classic bestselling book--the subject of a play, movie, and a song--that tells the darkly fascinating story of a young, unorthodox teacher and her special, and ultimately dangerous, relationship with six of her students.
"A gloriously witty and polished vignette." -- Times Literary Supplement
"A perfect book." -- Chicago Tribune
"A remarkable novel." -- New Statesman
"Admirably written, beautifully constructed, extremely amusing, and deeply serious." -- Saturday Review
"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
"Remarkable: Surprises are systematically reduced until there is only one left, and it is like the stab of a stiletto." -- The Spectator --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Dame Muriel Spark (1918-2006) wrote more than twenty books, including Memento Mori, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, and Symposium.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.