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The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie

Author : Muriel Spark
ISBN : 9781453245033
Genre : Fiction
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“A perfect book”—and basis for the Maggie Smith film—about a teacher who makes a lasting impression on her female students in the years before World War II (Chicago Tribune). “Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life!” So asserts Jean Brodie, a magnetic, dubious, and sometimes comic teacher at the conservative Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh. Brodie selects six favorite pupils to mold—and she doesn’t stop with just their intellectual lives. She has a plan for them all, including how they will live, whom they will love, and what sacrifices they will make to uphold her ideals. When the girls reach adulthood and begin to find their own destinies, Jean Brodie’s indelible imprint is a gift to some, and a curse to others. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is Spark’s masterpiece, a novel that offers one of twentieth-century English literature’s most iconic and complex characters—a woman at once admirable and sinister, benevolent and conniving. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Muriel Spark including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s archive at the National Library of Scotland.
Category: Fiction

Chronology Of Women S History

Author : Kirstin Olsen
ISBN : 0313288038
Genre : History
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Provides a chronological history of the status of women and the accomplishments of and barriers to women in government, the arts, religion, business, and other fields
Category: History

Voices In The Dark

Author : Paul Kane
ISBN : 0786456728
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 47.70 MB
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Covering a range from supernatural fiction to dark fantasy to graphic horror, these 25 interviewees discuss the creative challenges, expectations and conventions of the horror genre. These authors, directors and actors working in the horror genre include Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, James Herbert, Joe Hill, Steve Niles, Sarah Pinborough, John Carpenter, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, Rob Zombie, Christa Campbell, Zach Galligan, Betsy Palmer and Ron Perlman.
Category: Performing Arts

The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie The Comforters The Only Problem The Driver S Seat Memento Mori

Author : Muriel Spark
ISBN : 0395726700
Genre : Fiction
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Here, in two handsome volumes, are ten celebrated novels by the author acclaimed as "the best English novelist writing today" (Times Literary Supplement). Available singly and as a boxed set, The Novels of Muriel Spark is both a collector's item for Spark's loyal following and an ideal introduction for new readers. Volume 1 begins with Spark's best-selling The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), whose Scottish schoolmistress remains one of the most memorable characters in modern fiction, and follows it with The Comforters, her first novel (1957), The Only Problem (1984), The Driver's Seat (1970), and Memento Mori (1959), a comic and macabre study of old age. Volume 2 continues with Loitering with Intent (1981), a fascinating story of how art and life imitate each other; The Girls of Slender Means (1963), whose resourceful young heroines of war-ravaged London are of Spark's own generation; The Abbess of Crewe (1973), the tale of a Watergate-style power struggle ingeniously set in a conven
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Book Review Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015078261495
Genre : Bibliography
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Category: Bibliography

The Timetables Of American History

Author : Laurence Urdang
ISBN : 9780743202619
Genre : History
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Updated to includes events through December 31, 2000, a single volume history chronicles American happenings in politics, the arts, science, and technology while relating them to the international scene. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Category: History

The New Yorker

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ISBN : NWU:35556037454410
Genre : American wit and humor, Pictorial
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Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

The Hollywood Who S Who

Author : Robyn Karney
ISBN : UCSC:32106009987097
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Profiles the careers and personal lives of more than six hundred motion picture actors, actresses, producers, and directors
Category: Biography & Autobiography