The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

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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 209th 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. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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