THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
David S. Robb
Published in: Paperback.
By: Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 1992
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Muriel Spark’s arch, subversive novel entertains us with its amusing, nostalgic evocation of the 1930s schooldays of a group of middle-class Edinburgh girls – then forces us to face up to the easy surface charms, and darker undercurrents, of Miss Jean Brodie’s perfect self-assurance.
David Robb’s Scotnote untangles the many aspects of this novel – historical, political, psychological and religious – and is an ideal guide for senior school pupils and students at all levels.
- Muriel Spark and her novels
- The events in the novel
- The novel and the period in which it is set
- Religion in the novel
- Assessing Jean Brodie
- Sandy Stranger and the Brodie Set
- Daydreams, stories and truth
- Select bibliography