The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: A Novel

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: A Novel

Muriel Spark


At the staid Marcia Blaine tuition for women, in Edinburgh, Scotland, instructor extraordinaire leave out Jean Brodie is unmistakably, and outspokenly, in her best. She is passionate within the program of her unorthodox instructing tools, in her allure to the married paintings grasp, Teddy Lloyd, in her affair with the bachelor track grasp, Gordon Lowther, and—most important—in her commitment to "her girls," the scholars she selects to be her crème de l. a. crème. Fanatically dedicated, every one member of the Brodie set—Eunice, Jenny, Mary, Monica, Rose, and Sandy—is "famous for something," and leave out Brodie strives to deliver out the simplest in each. made up our minds to instill in them independence, ardour, and ambition, pass over Brodie advises her ladies, "Safety doesn't come first. Goodness, fact, and sweetness come first. stick with me."

And they do. yet one among them will betray her.

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