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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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nevermindthecrocodiles Thu 28-Feb-13 10:24:45

Come hither and discuss, lovely MN-ers! (I still have some copies left if anyone wants one?)
So I will start with: what does everyone think of the use of prolepsis narrative <smarty pants> instead of sequential narrative? Also, does anyone else think Spark is sometimes a bit sadistic in her treatment of her characters?

ThePskettiIncident Wed 03-Apr-13 16:27:05

I love this book, the play and the film.

Brodie is a brilliant character and the rivalry between the girls is very interesting. I always felt sorry for all of them, including sandy.

The portrait of brodie's world is so well defined and the visions of Italy are dreamy.

There's a really disturbing undertone to each character and the novel as a whole.

I have several well thumbed copies of the book and it holds a very dear place in my heart.

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