Title: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Author: Muriel Spark (1918-2006)
First Published: 1961
My Edition: Harper Perennial Modern Classics (seen at left)
Other Works Include: The Comforters (1957), The Bachelors (1960), The Public Image (1968), The Takeover (1976), Loitering with Intent (1981), The Finishing School (2004)
Both The Public Image and Loitering with Intent were shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
When I was compiling the list of books I would read, I looked at a few things to determine which books would make the cut. This book popped up on a few lists, including the AP Literature list, as well as some top 100 lists. And even though I have some other "modern classics" on the list, this one I never heard of.
To be honest, I am really excited for this little novel. It is about a teacher who does things her own way, and that is really appealing, especially since I am a want to be teacher. I hope that it can live up to my expectations!
This will be the only thing by Spark I will read for my challenge and I have never read anything by her before, so we shall see how it goes!