The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Collector's Library
|Series:||Macmillan Collector's Library|
An elegant collector's edition of Muriel Spark's classic novel of one teacher's terrible, far-reaching influence on the lives of her students.
Dame Muriel Spark was born in 1918 and educated in Edinburgh, before spending a number of years in central Africa. Her novel, The Comforters, was published in 1957 and was the first of twenty-two full length works of fiction that include The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) and Loitering with Intent (1981). Although best known for her novels, Spark was also a prolific and highly successful writer in other mediums, producing a multitude of plays, poetry collections and short stories. She died in Italy in 2006; her obituary in the Telegraph remembered her as 'one of the most elegant and incisive of British novelists, famous for her astringent, vigorous prose and for the sinister and disorientating quality of her plots.'