The Comforters

The Comforters

by Muriel Spark
     
 

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Spark’s mind-bogglingly stunning 1957 debut

With easy, sunny eeriness, Spark lights up the darkest things: blackmail, a drowning, nervous breakdowns, a ring of smugglers, a loathsome busybody, a diabolic bookseller, human evil.

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Spark’s mind-bogglingly stunning 1957 debut

With easy, sunny eeriness, Spark lights up the darkest things: blackmail, a drowning, nervous breakdowns, a ring of smugglers, a loathsome busybody, a diabolic bookseller, human evil.

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Library Journal
Spark's 1957 first novel caused quite a stir among the critics, who found her a novelist worth watching. Nearly 30 years later, one can say positively that they were right. Her many fans will be happy to see this again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811222419
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Series:
New Directions Revived Modern Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
481,253
File size:
399 KB

Meet the Author

The writer of “some of the best sentences in English” (The New Yorker), Muriel Spark (1918–2006) was the author of dozens of novels including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, and The Driver’s Seat. She became Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1993.

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