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Readers' Review: "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" By Muriel Spark

A teacher can have a profound influence on a child’s life, even if it’s something to react against. The teacher in Muriel Spark’s novel, “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” says “give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life.” She’s a magnetic, unconventional instructor at an all-girls’ school in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the 1930s. Miss Brodie is an attractive spinster who’s dedicated her life to a small group of her favorite students -- the crème de la crème. She aims to enlighten them on the finer things in life: art, religion, sex and fascism. But one of them will betray her. In this month’s Readers’ Review, we take a look at one of literature’s most famous teachers.

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