The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
When an unbridled schoolmistress with advanced ideas is in her prime the classroom can take on a new identity and no one can predict what will happen. Jean Brodie is a teacher whose unconventional ideas put her at odds with the other members of staff at the Marcia Blaine School in Edinburgh, as... show more
When an unbridled schoolmistress with advanced ideas is in her prime the classroom can take on a new identity and no one can predict what will happen. Jean Brodie is a teacher whose unconventional ideas put her at odds with the other members of staff at the Marcia Blaine School in Edinburgh, as she endeavours to shape the lives of the select group of girls who form her "set".
Publish date: January 1st 2006
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, 20th Century
, Modern Classics
Miss Brodie is beloved by her pupils, decried by her colleagues. Her unconventional teaching methods and unusually close relationships with her pupils worry some. As for the chosen few, the Brodie set, they at first revel in their distinction. But they soon learn their loyalty may be misguided. Th...
Als erstes möchte ich der Madison Public Library (der öffentlichen Bibliothek von Madison) zustimmen, die das Buch auf ihre Liste der 100 gut lesbaren Klassiker gesetzt hat. Die Bibliothek definiert die beiden Kriterien wie folgt (von mir ins Deutsche übersetzt):»Ein Klassiker ist ein Werk von anhal...
I revisited Miss Brodie after a DNF last year - this book is among the Viking Top 100 of the 20th century. Spark was also a favorite author of an English professor of mine. I liked this book, didn't love it.Jean Brodie comes off as somewhat vain and self-important, constantly reminding her students ...
I don’t know why I went on a bit of a Muriel Spark kick this week. I’ve read this and Memento Mori before; but it seems to be some law of physics that with a few exceptions, if I read it before my son was born, it doesn’t count. If I read it when I was a kid, I probably read it six or seven times. I...
As Candia McWilliam writes in her introduction, Spark's most famous work is as economical and incisive as it could possibly be, throwing its time and place into sharp relief and offering deep insight into teenage experience and relationships. It is a glittering treasure of a book in which, in McWill...
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