“To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul": First Edition of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; Signed by Muriel Spark

  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Item Number: 1092

London: Macmillan, 1961.

First edition of Muriel Sparks’ eighth and best-loved novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Muriel Spark on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities. Jacket design by Victor Reinganum. Uncommon signed.

"The twinkling wit of Muriel Spark is always a joy to behold, and never more so, in my opinion, than in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (Connolly, 260). Listed on Modern Library's 100 greatest novels of the 20th century. It was adapted to film in 1969 for which Maggie Smith won the Academy Award for Best Actress.