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"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.
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Saw this book mentioned as a 'Must read classic' Definitely enjoyed the mysterious element while reading a sort of coming-of-age story.Published 14 months ago by Amelianna R
I couldn't help by shake my head and marvel after finishing The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Not only are the characters superb, the story is great and the writing uniquely... Read morePublished on March 14 2010 by Harrison Koehli
The problem with this book is that it's so gnomic. That is, its compact style and size are, I suppose, purposefully wrought in this way so that we may come away asking ourselves... Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2002 by Daniel Myers
The story is of a spinsterish teacher at an all girls school in Scotland. The action takes place through a series of flashbacks before and after World War II. Read morePublished on April 14 2002 by "cmerrell"
It's with a sense of real wistfullness that I remember this book. I am going to order another copy to relive the sense of interest and joy that I recall the first book inducing in... Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2002
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is the story of an eccentric, unorthodox teacher at a private school in Scotland. Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2001 by Douglas Morgan