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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie | Study Guide

Muriel Spark

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Overview

Author

Muriel Spark

Year Published

1961

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is told by a third-person omniscient narrator.

Tense

The novel shifts from the present to the past tenses at different points, often employing flashbacks.

About the Title

The meaning of the title refers to the main character, Miss Jean Brodie. She often tells her students that she is devoted to them "in [her] prime," meaning that while she might otherwise be married with her own children, she has chosen to teach them instead during her best years.

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