The Girls of Slender Means

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New Directions Publishing, 1963 - 176 Seiten
The Girls of Slender Means is Dame Muriel Spark's tragic portrait of a London ladies' hostel just emerging from the shadow of World War II. Like the May of Teck Club itself - "three times window-shattered since 1940 but never directly hit" - its lady inhabitants do their best to act as if the world were back to normal: practicing elocution, and jostling over suitors and a single Schiaparelli gown. The novel's ending reveals that the girls' giddy literary and amorous peregrinations are hiding some tragically painful war wounds.
 

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The girls of slender means

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"Spark, as usual, has perfectly plotted and peopled this giddy world of postwar delirium and girls' dormitory life," said LJ's reviewer of this satirical novel (LJ 10/1/63), which follows the low ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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7
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13
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15
Abschnitt 4
21
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22
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26
Abschnitt 7
48
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51
Abschnitt 13
86
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89
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91
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106
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107
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108
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111
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124

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52
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70
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80
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82
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131
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132
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Über den Autor (1963)

Muriel Spark (1918-2006) was the author of dozens of novels, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, A Far Cry from Kensington, The Girls of Slender Means, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, The Driver's Seat, and many more. She became Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1993.

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