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Muriel Spark

  • In Aiding and Abetting , the doyenne of literary satire has written a wickedly amusing and subversive novel around the true-crime case of one of England?s most notorious uppercrust scoundrels and the ?aiders and abetters? who kept him on the loose. When Lord Lucan walks into psychiatrist Hildegard Wolf?s Paris office, there is one problem: she...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2001
  • From Muriel Spark, the grande dame of literary satire, comes this swift, deliciously witty tale of writerly ambition that recalls her beloved The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. College Sunrise is a somewhat louche and vaguely disreputable finishing school located, for now, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Rowland Mahler and his wife, Nina, run the school as...

    Publisher : Crown/Archetype
    published : 2007
  • Painting a portrait of a gothic icon, this biography recounts Mary Shelley?s dramatic life, from her youth and turbulent marriage to her career as writer and editor. At the age of 20, Mary Shelley secured her place in history by writing Frankenstein , now acknowledged as one of the great literary classics. The daughter of radical philosopher William...

    Publisher : Carcanet Press Ltd.
    published : 2013
  • The only play by famed Scottish author Muriel Spark takes on the dilemmas of two intellectually ambitious women in 1960s England In a home overlooking London?s Regent?s Canal in the 1960s, two scholars debate the choices they have made with their lives. Catherine Delfont was one of the most promising minds of her generation, but after earning...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2012
  • ? Sleek and suggestive . . . [ Reality and Dreams ] is so smart and seductive that you fail to notice how completely you?ve accepted a world gone utterly awry.? ? Kirkus Reviews British film director Tom Richard won acclaim for his moments of pure creative inspiration. But when Richard is hospitalized after toppling from a crane during a...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2012
  • ?Once in a while . . . a book comes along that is beautifully put together and effortlessly entertaining; Muriel Spark?s Territorial Rights is such a novel.? ? The New York Times 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...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2012
  • Touched by madness and haunted by a secret past, Paul and Elsa?s relationship reveals that there can be no normality for people who witnessed the worst of war In 1970s New York, Paul and Elsa are like many other well-off middle-aged couples, worrying over their apartment and psychoanalyst bills by day, and meeting friends at restaurants by...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2012
  • For Barbara Vaughn, a checkpoint between Jordan and the newly formed Israel is the threshold to painful self-discovery   Barbara Vaughn is a scholarly woman whose fascination with religion stems partly from a conversion to Catholicism, and partly from her own half-Jewish background. When her boyfriend joins an archaeological excursion to search...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2012
  • A wealthy academic?s life shatters when his estranged wife becomes the suspected leader of a terrorist organization   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...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2012
  • When an heiress moves to a villa on Italy?s Lake Nemi, a houseguest plots to take it?and more?in this novel by a prizewinning master of dark comedy. When American heiress Maggie Radcliffe relocates to enchanting Lake Nemi, just south of Rome, she is determined to live in tune with ancient pagan rhythms of art and nature. At her new home?one of...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2012
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