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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
Dame Muriel Spark (1918-2006) wrote more than twenty books, including Memento Mori, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, and Symposium.
I have wanted to read this book for a long time and must say I was a little disappointed that it did not quite live up to my expectations.Published 1 day ago by Glynnda S. Rice
Muriel Spark's masterpiece, and a timeless classic - this slim novel immortalises the enigmatic schoolteacher, Miss Brodie, at a prestigious Edinburgh girls' junior school in the... Read morePublished 4 days ago by J. Ang
Miss Jean Brodie teaches the junior girls at Marcia Blaine. Her progressive teaching methods cause disquiet, but she is protected by her set; her 'crème de la creme' whom... Read morePublished 15 days ago by An admirer of Saul
I indicated there was some sexual content though it was more implied than blatant. I'm not sure how I feel about the book. There was Miss Brodie of course. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jus.joan
A classic novel and a quick read. Miss Jean Brodie is a fascinating and complex character. But this might be one case where the film actually improves on the original novel... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kent Allin
This novel has classic status now, and it does still come across as fresh and innovative. But I think Muriel Spark ran into all sorts of narrative problems in the last third, and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carlos M. Cunha