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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

By Muriel Spark

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061711299, 137pp.

Publication Date: February 10, 2009

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At the staid Marcia Blaine School for Girls, in Edinburgh, Scotland, teacher extraordinaire Miss Jean Brodie is unmistakably, and outspokenly, in her prime. She is passionate in the application of her unorthodox teaching methods, in her attraction to the married art master, Teddy Lloyd, in her affair with the bachelor music master, Gordon Lowther, and--most important--in her dedication to -her girls, - the students she selects to be her creme de la creme. Fanatically devoted, each member of the Brodie set--Eunice, Jenny, Mary, Monica, Rose, and Sandy--is -famous for something, - and Miss Brodie strives to bring out the best in each one. Determined to instill in them independence, passion, and ambition, Miss Brodie advises her girls, -Safety does not come first. Goodness, Truth, and Beauty come first. Follow me.-

And they do. But one of them will betray her.

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