Attractive first printing of Spark's subtle and ironic masterpiece.
Very good in very good plus jacket.
THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
"Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life."
One of Spark's best-known and most influential novels, set in 1930s Edinburgh among the girls of the 'Brodie set': the favored pupils of Miss Brodie, a teacher engaged in the process of "putting old heads on [their] young shoulders." An ambiguous study of influence, favor, loyalty, and betrayal, sent against an anxious pre-war political backdrop. The subject of numerous award-winning dramatic adaptations, the novel is perennially ranked among the best novels of the 20th century.
London: Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1961. 7.75'' x 5''. Original teal cloth with gilt-lettered spine. In original unclipped (13s 6d) dust jacket. , 172 pages. A few spots to cloth; light wear to extremities. Bottom text block edge slightly bumped. Tiny pinpoint hole to rear board. Jacket mildly scuffed at spine ends, with touches of soil to rear panel.
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