Notable Novellas

The Notable Novellas group will discuss The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Murial Spark (Harper, $14.99). At the Marcia Blaine School for Girls, in Edinburgh, Scotland, teacher 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 crème de la crème.

Fanatically devoted, each member of the Brodie set 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.

Event date: 

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

The Bookworm
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061711299
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 6th, 2018

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