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Dame Muriel Spark (1918-2006) wrote more than twenty books, including Memento Mori, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, and Symposium.
I would have put it down after the fist 50 pages, but had to read it for book club so struggled thru it to the end.
While the movie is presented from Jean Brodie's point of view, the book gets more into the feelings of one of Miss Brodie's girls, Sandy Stranger.
In fact, Muriel Spark's novel is ultimately a very dark and depressing one, in spite of its seemingly lighthearted tone and loads of irony.
I watched this series on television which was wonderful, but the book is even better. It was difficult to put the book down and was a fast read.Published 1 month ago by Nanny granny
This should be the book you read after The Catcher in the Rye.Published 1 month ago by K. HallGeisler
I had seen the wonderful movie based on this book with it's unforgettable star Maggie Smith. But I had never read the book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kris Dinnison
Very well written in British style. The characters are well developed and the plot is quirky. It's an enjoyable, quick read.Published 3 months ago by Bad Bill
Probably known most because of Maggie Smith's Academy Award winning performance in the movie version, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie fits into a literary tradition of mentor... Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. Buzalka
a short novel you can read in an afternoon. well written, full of subtle sentiments, it explores the adolescence of a group of girl and the unaccomplished relation with a teacher. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tato