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Macmillan & Co. Ltd, London, 1961. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st Impression. 8vo, turquoise boards with gilt stamped title and author to spine. 170pp, with unclipped pictorial dust jacket. The book is in near fine condition with the boards being unfaded and very light rubbing only to the corners and spine tips. The gilt is very bright. Internally the book is very clean and appears unread with no inscriptions and the very lightest spotting to the free endpapers. The unclipped Victor Reinganum designed dust jacket is in very good condition with a spine that appears unfaded. Some chipping to corners and topand head of spine.
Muriel Spark's classic The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie features a schoolmistress you'll never forget, in this beautiful, collectable first edition.
'Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life . . .'
Passionate, free-thinking and unconventional, Miss Brodie is a teacher who exerts a powerful influence over her group of 'special girls' at Marcia Blaine School. They are the Brodie set, the crème de la crème, each famous for something - Monica for mathematics, Eunice for swimming, Rose for sex - who are initiated into a world of adult games and extracurricular activities they will never forget. But the price they pay is their undivided loyalty . . .
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a brilliantly comic novel featuring one of the most unforgettable characters in all literature.
'Muriel Spark's novels linger in the mind as brilliant shards' John Updike
'Spark's most celebrated novel' Independent
'There is no question about the quality and distinctiveness of her writing, with its quirky concern with human nature, and its comedy' William Boyd
'A brilliant psychological figure' Observer