“A perfect book”—and basis for the Maggie Smith film—about a teacher who makes a lasting impression on her female students in the years before World War II (Chicago Tribune).
“Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life!” So asserts Jean Brodie, a magnetic, dubious, and sometimes comic teacher at the conservative Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh. Brodie selects six favorite pupils to mold—and she doesn’t stop with just their intellectual lives. She has a plan for them all, including how they will live, whom they will love, and what sacrifices they will make to uphold her ideals. When the girls reach adulthood and begin to find their own destinies, Jean Brodie’s indelible imprint is a gift to some, and a curse to others. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is Spark’s masterpiece, a novel that offers one of twentieth-century English literature’s most iconic and complex characters—a woman at once admirable and sinister, benevolent and conniving. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Muriel Spark including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s archive at the National Library of Scotland.
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Waste of valuable time
I would give this book 0 stars if I could, it was THAT terrible! And I'm usually one of those that either like or love a book.
There was no point and no real good story line. At first I thought it would be a little mystery; we needed to find out who betrayed Miss Brodey, but then we learned it on the next page...
The rest of the book was filled with pointless jabber and a lot of "creme de la creme." I got to a point where I would let out a little frustrated scream every time I read it!
Shocked that someone would waste their time writing it, shocked that someone would waste their resources publishing it, and shocked that anyone would give this book more than the 1 star it still didn't deserve!
Please, don't waste your time or money.