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Muriel Spark Vintage 70s Paperback Collection

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Muriel Spark Vintage 70s Penguin Paperback Collection. Books published between 1974 and 1980. 

Here is a beautiful collection of ten of Muriel Spark's best work, including her best known- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie- with stunning cover photography by Van Pariser. All books are in very good to near fine condition.

"Like many women artists, Muriel Spark found her voice comparatively late in a hitherto difficult life. She was 39, a struggling single mother and recently recovered from a serious breakdown when the first of her more than 20 novels, The Comforters, was published in 1957. Fortunately for her and her readers, this voice arrived fully fledged, and proved to be remarkably reliable. Between the late 1950s and the middle 1970s, Spark published pretty well a novel a year, plus dozens of short stories, plays and essays. And, of course, in 1961 she published The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, her legendary tale of the Edinburgh spinster schoolteacher who devotes her middle years to her "gerrils", to Mussolini and to having illicit sex. The success of Miss Jean Brodie, in its Broadway, film and television versions, assured her financial security for life, and a place in the most hallowed annals of Scottish and English literature. She became a dame in 1993." (Jenny Turner, The Guardian, 2006)


The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, 1980. Some light scratching and rubbing to cover. No markings inside. Very good condition.

The Ballad of Peckham Rye, 1975. Black remainder mark on bottom edge. Very good condition. 

Robinson, 1978. Some light creasing to spine. Very good condition. 

The Public Image, 1975. Some price sticker remnants on back cover. Black remainder mark on bottom edge. Very good condition. 

Not To Disturb, 1974. Previous price stickers on cover. No markings inside. Good condition. 

The Driver’s Seat, 1974. Near fine. 

The Bases Of Crewe, 1975. Previous owner's name on first page. Very good condition. 

The Takeover, 1978. Prev owner's nam on first page. Very good condition. 

The Go-Away Bird, 1978. Near fine condition. 

The Mandelbaum Gate, 1979. Some light shelfwear. Very good condition.