The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

The novel is set in 1930s Edinburgh and follows the story of six girls under the tutelage of an unconventional teacher, Miss Jean Brodie. Miss Brodie, in her prime, takes it upon herself to educate the girls about life, love, politics, and art, often disregarding the traditional curriculum. The narrative explores the influence of Miss Brodie on the girls, the consequences of her nonconformist teachings, and the ultimate betrayal that leads to her downfall.

The 176th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 1520

Since this book was first published in 1961, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 1520.0.

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