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Muriel Spark : The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie : First Edition 1961

Muriel Spark : The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie : First Edition 1961

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

By Muriel Spark

Published by Macmillan & Co, London, 1961. First Edition / First Printing. Hardback in an unclipped dust jacket.

A good first edition. Little stain to the rear top corner of dust jacket. Boards and spine are very good. Light spotting to endpapers but all text clean throughout. No names or writing. Overall a good first edition.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
(1961) is a novel by Scottish writer Muriel Spark. It explores the relationship between a group of six female students and their eccentric teacher, Jean Brodie, over the course of roughly 15 years. Using nonlinear narrative techniques, including flashbacks and flash forwards, the novel examines the influence of adults on adolescents, particularly in the context of their sexual and spiritual development. Set in Edinburgh in the 1930s and early 1940s, it also incorporates contemporary European political and social issues—particularly the rise of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler—as it questions the nature of power and knowledge.

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