The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

A slender novel but far from flimsy, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie enrolls the reader at Edinburgh's fictional Marcia Blaine School for Girls under the tutelage of one Jean Brodie, a magnetic, unconventional instructor whose favorite pupils—"the Brodie set"—are set apart from the rest of the student body by their superior attitudes and their intellectual awareness. The archly, tartly narrated adventures of these young girls and their eccentric, autocratic leader form a delightful group portrait, and something more: an immortal parable of the temptations of charisma and the dangers of power. —L.G.

- Time

The 156th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 27th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  2. - 46th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  3. - 53rd on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  4. - 63rd on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  5. - 72nd on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  6. - 76th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  7. - 100 Novels That Shaped Our World (BBC)
  8. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  9. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  10. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

Buy This Book

Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Audio CD 3262964 $14.47 $10.86 2012
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Girls of Slender Means, The Driver's Seat, The Only Problem (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) Hardcover 516413 $13.78 $5.27 2004
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: A Drama in Three Acts Paperback 480622 $4.06 $1.98 1969
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: A Novel (P.S.) Paperback 46852 $8.95 $3.00 2018
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Paperback 2450266 $0.01
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Paperback 2180301 $7.95 $0.01
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Textanalyse und Interpretation: Alle erforderlichen Infos für Abitur, Matura, Klausur und Referat plus Abituraufgaben mit Lösungen Paperback 5588545 $8.74 $6.50 2012
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Audio CD 16131522 $443.09
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Mass Market Paperback 5626380 $0.01
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Hardcover 1804707 $9.55 $6.79 2018
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Essential.penguin S.) Mass Market Paperback 1329926 $32.87 $1.39
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: A Novel (P.S.) Kindle Edition 40567 $9.99 2012
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Perennial Classics) Paperback 560948 $4.75 $0.01 1999
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Hardcover 1022105 $11.22 $11.27 1998
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: Perennial Classics Edition [PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE] Paperback 4421165 $6.77 $5.01 1999
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: Playbill Paperback 7487416 $7.00 $7.50 1968
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Textbook Paperback 10544357 $9.12 $9.18 2011
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Mass Market Paperback 1807350 $70.54 $3.18
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Mass Market Paperback 3501908 $3.00
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Paperback 1698182 $1.98 $0.01
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Mass Market Paperback 3584334 $3.72