Book Reviews of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Author: Muriel Spark
ISBN-13: 9780140022353
ISBN-10: 014002235X
Publication Date: 4/26/1973
Pages: 128
Edition: New Impression
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
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Really excellent. A lovely short novel about a free-thinking teacher and her students in 1930s Edinburgh. Spark writes such beautiful sentences and captures the nature of teenage girls perfectly.
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This is not a script.
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A fabulous book that I have reread over and over again.
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"A perfect book." -- Chicago Tribune

"A gloriously witty and polished vignette." -- Times Literary Supplement

"Admirably written, beautifully constructed, extremely amusing, and deeply serious." -- Saturday Review

The elegantly styled classic story of a young, unorthodox teacher and her special--and ultimately dangerous--relationship with six of her students. Published in 1961 and adapted for the stage in 1966, this story of an eccentric Edinburgh teacher who inspires cultlike reverence in her young students was Spark's best-known work.
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Book was terse and choppy. Not one of my favorites.
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Miss Brodie teaches at an all-girl school at which she is a pedantic maverick and is constantly under threat of removal. Small wonder! Her teaching methodology is highly unorthodox, as is her personal relationship with her young charges over whom she is bent upon exerting control. Miss B is also in her prime: a fact with which the reader is bombarded page after page. Hence, you guessed it, the title. The narrative is also front loaded with flash-forwards of the characters lives. (If I read once more about how Mary McM. dies in a hotel fire I think Ill scream.) Its a battle of wits between the head mistress, Mackay, and Miss B. Who will win out? That is the question.
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enjoyed it
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recomeded from Angry Housewives book club book
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Interesting view of coming of age influences