The prime of miss jean brodie is a novel by muriel spark the best known of her works it first saw publication in the new yorker magazine and was published as a book by macmillan in 1961. Sparks most celebrated novel the prime of miss jean brodie tells the story of a charismatic schoolteachers 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 prime of miss jean brodie is probably the shortest novel on this list a sublime miracle of wit and brevity and a scots classic thats a masterclass in narrative construction and the art of . The prime of miss jean brodie a novel by muriel spark now in a special edition marking the 100 th anniversary of the authors birth muriel sparks classic novel widely hailed as one of the 20 th centurys best. At issue in this short novel are two competing notions of education the nonconformist individuality of miss jean brodies set and the team spirit and school loyalty insisted upon by miss mackay
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