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Spark, Muriel

Works: 778 works in 3,307 publications in 14 languages and 82,955 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Domestic fiction  Didactic fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: PR6037.P29, 823.914
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The prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark( Book )
210 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,802 libraries worldwide
A teacher at a girl's school in Edinburgh during the 1930s comes into conflict with school authorities because of her unorthodox teaching methods
A far cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark( Book )
63 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and Hebrew and held by 2,996 libraries worldwide
Mrs. Hawkins, a buxom young war widow, spends her days working for a mad, near-bankrupt publisher ("of very good books") and her nights dispensing advice at her small South Kensington rooming-house. At work and at home Mrs. Hawkins soon uncovers evil-- shady literary doings and a deadly enemy, anonymous letters, blackmail, and suicide. Mrs. Hawkins confidently sets about putting things to order, little imagining the mayhem which would ensue. Now decades older, thin, successful, and delighted with life in Italy -- a far cry from Kensington -- Mrs. Hawkins looks back and recounts how her own life changed forever
Memento mori by Muriel Spark( Book )
157 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 2,506 libraries worldwide
Each of a group of elderly friends receivea a phone call with the message, "Remember you must die." This brings many old secrets to light, including blackmail and adultery
Aiding & abetting by Muriel Spark( Book )
34 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,429 libraries worldwide
Based on a real London murder case, this novel follows Lord Lucan, a dissolute member of the British aristocracy, into the abyss as he is accused of killing his children's nanny while trying to murder his wife
The girls of slender means by Muriel Spark( Book )
92 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,294 libraries worldwide
The zany lives and morals of the girls of the "May of Teck Club", a haven for young ladies, in 1945, when "all the nice people of England were poor, allowing for exceptions"
Loitering with intent by Muriel Spark( Book )
38 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 2,096 libraries worldwide
A balance between fact and fantasy is humorously portrayed in the person of an aspiring author, Miss Talbot, who goes to work as a secretary in 1949
The finishing school by Muriel Spark( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,090 libraries worldwide
The arrival of Chris Wiley, a seventeen-year-old literary prodigy, at the College Sunrise finishing school sparks a dangerous game of envy, sexual jealousy, and adultery for Rowland Mahler, a would-be novelist, and his wife, Nina
The Mandelbaum gate by Muriel Spark( Book )
69 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,002 libraries worldwide
When a young English woman, a half-Jewish Catholic convert, insists upon crossing over from Israel into Jordan, she sets off a series of bizarre situations
Symposium by Muriel Spark( Book )
36 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,970 libraries worldwide
"One October evening five posh London couples gather for a dinner party, enjoying "the pheasant (flambe in cognac as it is)" and waiting for the imminent arrival of the late-coming guest Hilda Damien, who has been unavoidably detained due to the fact that she is being murdered at this very moment...Symposium was applauded by Time magazine for the "sinister elegance" of Muriel Spark's "medium of light but lethal comedy." Mixed in are a Monet, a mad uncle, some unconventional nuns, and a burglary ring run by a rent-a-butler. Symposium stars a perfectly evil young woman (a classic sweet-faced hair-raising Sparkian horror) who has married rich Hilda's son by hook or by crook, hooking him at the fruit counter of Harrod's. There is also spiritual conversation--and the Bordeaux is superb. "The prevailing mood is urbane: the wine is poured, the talk continues, and all the time the ice on which the protagonists' world rests is being thinned from beneath, by boiling emotions and ugly motives...No living writer handles the tension between formality of expression and subversiveness of thought more elegantly" (The Independent on Sunday)."--Publisher's website
Mary Shelley by Muriel Spark( Book )
42 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,872 libraries worldwide
Traces the life of Mary Shelley, describes her relationship with her poet husband, and discusses her own literary achievements
The driver's seat by Muriel Spark( Book )
45 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,778 libraries worldwide
"'This novel first appeared in the New Yorker.'"
The Abbess of Crewe by Muriel Spark( Book )
47 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,698 libraries worldwide
The Abbess has been newly elected crushing her one rival, the bleeding heart Felicity. The abbey Crewe finds itself deeply troubled with police and their dogs and the scandal-scenting media, and it all began with a stolen thimble
The ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark( Book )
95 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,684 libraries worldwide
The malign influence upon an English manufacturing town of a persuasive Scot, who is once ghost writer, industrial psychologist, and demon
The only problem by Muriel Spark( Book )
33 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,657 libraries worldwide
Having led a successful, comfortable life, Harvey Gotham retires to the French countryside to pursue bookish obsessions--namely, a long monograph on the Book of Job, the biblical narrative of faith in the face of extraordinary suffering. But Gotham's intellectual interests soon bleed into his daily life when a series of misfortunes, from a destructive affair to his wife's involvement with an extremist group, threaten to destroy everything he holds dear
Reality and dreams by Muriel Spark( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,643 libraries worldwide
A British film director falls off a crane during the shooting of a film and while he is in hospital, others muscle in on his work and on his girlfriends. With the help of his understanding wife, who also has her lovers, he recovers and regains control of the film
Territorial rights by Muriel Spark( Book )
38 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,640 libraries worldwide
Robert wants nothing more than to become a serious art historian. But his hopes for a staid academic life are put on hold when he's driven from London to Venice to escape one lover and seek out another: the enigmatic Bulgarian refugee Lina Pancev. In Venice, Robert encounters a grand carnival of lust, lies, blackmail, cocktail parties, and regicide. As he chases Lina, his heart's desire, the city itself provides a priceless education in love, art, and beauty
The public image by Muriel Spark( Book )
42 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in English and Russian and held by 1,624 libraries worldwide
Skildring fra filmkredse i Italien
Emily Brontë, her life and work by Muriel Spark( Book )
34 editions published between 1940 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,546 libraries worldwide
The takeover by Muriel Spark( Book )
32 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,490 libraries worldwide
When American heiress Maggie Radcliffe relocates to the enchanting Lake Nemi, just south of Rome, she does so wishing to live in tune with ancient pagan rhythms of art and nature. Constantly surrounded by a cast of quirky characters, Radcliffe finds her latest guest in the form of old friend--and unrepentant grafter--Hubert Mallindaine. Mallindaine claims to be a direct descendent of the goddess Diana, whose spirit is said to rest at Nemi. As soon as he arrives, Radcliffe's vast material wealth begins to slip quietly out the door. While Radcliffe attempts to evict Mallindaine from her house, a host of new problems arise, all threatening to destroy everything Radcliffe holds dear
The stories of Muriel Spark by Muriel Spark( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and Japanese and held by 1,425 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Camberg, Muriel Sarah
Camberg, Muriel Sarah, 1918-2006
Camberg, Muriel Sarah 1918-2006 Frueherer Name
Spark, Mi︠u︡riėl
Spark, Mjuriėl 1918-2006
Spark, Muriel
Spark, Muriel, 1918-
Spark, Muriel Sarah.
Spark, Muriel Sarah 1918-2006
Spārka, Mjuriela, 1918-2006
Stanford, Muriel Sarah Spark
Stanford, Muriel Sarah Spark, 1918-2006
Спарк, Мюриэл, 1918-2006
موريل سبارك، 1918-2006
スパーク, ミューリエル
English (1,206)
German (10)
Spanish (8)
Danish (5)
Dutch (5)
Portuguese (3)
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French (2)
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Japanese (1)
Italian (1)
Polish (1)
Russian (1)
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