The Girls of Slender Means (New Directions Classic)

The Girls of Slender Means (New Directions Classic)

Muriel Spark

"Long in the past in 1945 the entire great humans in England have been negative, taking into account exceptions," starts off The women of slim Means, Dame Muriel Spark's tragic and rapier-witted portrait of a London women' hostel simply rising from the shadow of global conflict II.

Like the may perhaps of Teck membership itself—"three occasions window shattered due to the fact that 1940 yet by no means without delay hit"—its woman population do their top to behave as though the realm have been again to basic: practising elocution, and jostling over suitors and a unmarried Schiaparelli dress. The novel's harrowing finishing unearths that the women' giddy literary and amorous peregrinations are hiding a few tragically painful battle wounds.

selected through Anthony Burgess as the most effective glossy Novels within the Sunday Times of London, The women of slim Means is a taut and eerily excellent novel by means of an writer The long island Times has referred to as "one of this century's best creators of comic-metaphysical entertainment."

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