The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

by Muriel Spark | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0141181427 Global Overview for this book
Registered by pulcherrima of Tommerup Stationsby, Fyns Amt Denmark on 5/6/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by pulcherrima from Tommerup Stationsby, Fyns Amt Denmark on Thursday, May 06, 2010
Romantic, heroic, comic and tragic, unconventional schoolmistress Jean Brodie has become an iconic figure in post-war fiction. Her glamour, freethinking ideas and manipulative charm hold dangerous sway over her girls at the Marcia Blaine Academy - the 'creme de la creme' - who become the Brodie Set, introduced to a privileged world of adult games that they will never forget

I remembered the name of the author from the 1001 books to read before you die list and since it was on sale I bought it.

Journal Entry 2 by pulcherrima at Aarhus N, Århus Amt Denmark on Monday, June 21, 2010
This book left me somewhat confused. I found the story of the teacher and her girls fascinating and I liked Sandy's flash-back way of telling the story. But still, I found some of the passages extremely dull and when I read some of the book onboard a train I nearly fell asleep.

Journal Entry 3 by pulcherrima at Aarhus N, Århus Amt Denmark on Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Bogen udbydes som bogring i det skandinavske forum.

notnot
Vilda
BAMP
sarabe1
SophieMops

- tilbage til mig

Journal Entry 4 by notnot at Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Monday, July 19, 2010
The book has arrived in Trondheim. Looking forward to reading.

#450 of '1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die'.

Journal Entry 5 by notnot at Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Saturday, September 18, 2010
I'm sorry it took me so long to finish this book, but this was one of the most dull and boring books I have ever read. After having read The Driver's Seat by the same author, I had higher expectations for this one. I did not feel sympathy for any of the characters, and the story almost made me fall asleep several times. The only reason why I continued reading is because it is a 1001-book, and that it is only 128 pages long. But, I sincerely do not think that it deserves a place in the 1001-list.

Journal Entry 6 by notnot at Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on Sunday, September 19, 2010

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The ring continues.

Journal Entry 7 by Vilda at Stockholm, Södermanland Sweden on Thursday, September 23, 2010
The book arrived today. Reading the previous JEs makes me curious. I'll get to it soon!

Journal Entry 8 by Vilda at Stockholm, Södermanland Sweden on Tuesday, October 05, 2010

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Thank you for the opportunity to read this book. I didn't enjoy it as much as "the drivers seat" but all the same worth reading. A quiet story. Sometimes I had a hard time keeping concentrated although it just consists of 128 pages.

Now it travels...

Journal Entry 9 by wingBAMPwing at Linköping, Östergötland Sweden on Thursday, October 07, 2010
The book and a very charming book-mark arrived today, thank you Vilda!

Journal Entry 10 by wingBAMPwing at Linköping, Östergötland Sweden on Thursday, October 21, 2010
I really enjoyed reading this book, Muriel Spark has packed
so much into such a short book.

It is a story of an eccentric teacher who inspires cultlike reverence in her young students. The novel explores themes of innocence, betrayal, and cold rationality opposed to unchecked emotionalism.
The story of Miss Brodie's ultimate downfall is told from the unsympathetic perspective of one of her students.

I have a feeling it is a book I will want to read again and that I will get something really different out of it the next time.

Now I have read two books by Muriel Spark and I add her to my favorite authours.

Journal Entry 11 by wingBAMPwing at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Now it travels...

Journal Entry 12 by sarabe1 at By Mail, Book Ring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, October 22, 2010
Looking forward to reading this!

Journal Entry 13 by sarabe1 at sent by mail, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 01, 2010

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On its merry way to the next bookcrosser.

I liked this book. A lot.
Sure, no action thriller by any means, but dull I wouldn't say. I even had to read it just one more time before I could force myself to actually part with it.
I think it's a fascinating portrait of gullible girls and an egocentric teacher, and later on not so gullible girls turning on the teacher, seeing her for who she really is. A story about maturing, growing, and people who just never mature in spite of growing up.

Journal Entry 14 by SophieMops at Värnamo, Småland Sweden on Saturday, November 06, 2010
Arrived yesterday; thank you!

Journal Entry 15 by SophieMops at Värnamo, Småland Sweden on Friday, January 07, 2011
I loved the feeling of British school in the book - books about British schools always make me feel sorry that I had to go to an ordinary Swedish school, although in reality I am not.
I did not really understand the end of the book, it seemed too quick in comparison with the rest of the book, where there are a lot of repetitions, and I am not quite certain if there is an underlying meaning which has escaped me.
The political side of Miss Brodie, I find, is not consistent. One one hand she seems intent on creating "Übermenschen" in wanting to make her set special, but on the other hand she seems to favor individualism. Anyway, her admiration of the fascists and nazists transpires early in the book, and is no surprise.

Journal Entry 16 by SophieMops at Värnamo, Småland Sweden on Friday, January 07, 2011

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Posted back to Pulcherrima.

Journal Entry 17 by pulcherrima at Aarhus N, Århus Amt Denmark on Monday, January 10, 2011
The book is now with me again. I hope the participants enjoyed the bookring.

Journal Entry 18 by pulcherrima at Dokk1 in Aarhus C, Århus Amt Denmark on Sunday, June 12, 2016

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Jeg håber, du bliver glad for bogen. Held og lykke med BookCrossing - og god rejse til bogen fremover :) pulcherrima

Journal Entry 19 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Risskov, Århus Amt Denmark on Friday, July 08, 2016
Just pick it up, will probably read it soon.

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