The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Girls of Slender Means, Driver's Seat & the Only Problem
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Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
Book DescriptionThe brevity of Muriel Spark's novels is equaled only by their brilliance. These four novels, each a miniature masterpiece, illustrate her development over four decades. Despite the seriousness of their themes, all four are fantastic comedies of manners, bristling with wit. Spark's most celebrated novel, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, tells the story of a charismatic schoolteacher's catastrophic effect on her pupils. THE GIRLS OF SLENDER MEANS is a beautifully drawn portrait of young women living in a hostel in London in the giddy postwar days of 1945. THE DRIVER'S SEAT follows the final haunted hours of a woman descending into madness. And THE ONLY PROBLEM is a witty fable about suffering that brings the Book of Job to bear on contemporary terrorism. Characters are vividly etched in a few words; earth-shaking events are lightly touched on. Yet underneath the glittering surface there is an obsessive probing of metaphysical questions: the meaning of good and evil, the need for salvation, the search for significance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857152746
(208mm x 130mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 6-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Muriel Spark
Comforters, Paperback (January 2017)
Spark s mind-bogglingly stunning 1957 debut"
Driver's Seat, Paperback (January 2017)
The Driver s Seat, Spark s own favorite among her many novels, was hailed by the New Yorker as her spiny and treacherous masterpiece. "
Far Cry from Kensington, Paperback (January 2017)View all books by Muriel Spark
The fraying fringes of 1950s literary London
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Author Biography - Muriel Spark
Sir Frank Kermode has been Northcliffe Professor Modern English Literature at University College, London, King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at Cambridge and Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard. His many books include The Sense of an Ending, Romantic Image and a memoir, Not Entitled.
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