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"Admirably written."--Saturday Review

"A gloriously witty and polished vignette."--Times Literary Supplement

"Remarkable: Surprises are systematically reduced until there is only one left, and it is like the stab of a stiletto."--Spectator

"[A] lovely new edition. . . . With caustic humor and stripped-down restraint, Spark makes us feel Jean Brodie's sadness and ache. Maggie Smith played the character in a famous film, but the book itself is even more powerful."--Los Angeles Times

"A remarkable novel."--New Statesman

"A perfect book."--Chicago Tribune

"Intelligent, witty. . . . Spark's powers of invention are apparently inexhaustible."--Commonweal

"Muriel Spark is one of the few writers on either side of the Atlantic with enough resources, daring, and stamina to be altering, as well as feeding, the fiction machine."--John Updike, The New Yorker

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All four novels give evidence of one of the most original and unmistakable voices in contemporary fiction.

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