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The Abbess of Crewe

Muriel Spark

The Abbess of Crewe

by Muriel Spark

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Published by Macmillan in London (etc.) .
Written in English

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  • Fiction in English.

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    Statement(by) Muriel Spark.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination128p. ;
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22023222M
    ISBN 100333177002

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“The short dirk in the hands of Muriel Spark has always been a deadly weapon,” said The New York Times, and “never more so than in The Abbess of Crewe.”An elegant little fable about intrigue, corruption, and electronic surveillance, The Abbess of Crewe is set in an English Benedictine and silky Abbess Alexandra (whose aristocratic tastes run to pâté, fine/5.

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Benedict have always been observed -- ""make peace before Author: Muriel Spark. The Abbess of Crewe by Muriel Spark. The novel opens as the newly elected Abbess of Crewe, Sister Alexandra, speaks with the naïve Sister Winifrede, who has forgotten that the Convent is bugged, including the poplar avenue in which they are walking.

The Abbess is a striking character, who dresses in white while the other nuns are in black. The Abbess of Crewe By (author) Muriel Spark; Introduction by Ali Smith; Series edited by Alan Taylor.

It is time to elect a new abbess at the Convent of Crewe. There are two contenders: nuns Alexandra and Felicity. Alexandra is busy bugging theconvent while Felicity calls the police when her love letters (to a young Jesuit priest) are stolen.

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Modern Morality Tale," the subtitle of Muriel Spark's new short novel, would have wagged just as well behind the titles of her other novels, of which there some long, some short, most of. ‎The Abbess of Crewe is Muriel Spark's razor sharp, wickedly humorous and surreal satire of a real life political scandal - reimagined within the claustrophobic walls of a convent.

A steely, Machiavellian nun, secret surveillance, corruption, cloak-and-dagger plotting, rivalries and a rigged electio. The Abbess of Crewe is Muriel Spark's razor sharp, wickedly humorous and surreal satire of a real life political scandal - reimagined within the claustrophobic walls of a convent.

A steely, Machiavellian nun, secret surveillance, corruption, cloak-and-dagger plotting, rivalries and a rigged election all send the wonderful cast of characters into disarray as a chain of events unfold that become.

The Abbess of Crewe satirizes politics in the United States as well as most of the principals and details of the Watergate affair (which eventually caused President Richard M. Nixon to resign. The Abbess of Crewe displays the best of Sparkian satire, placing her at the heart of a great literary tradition alongside Waugh and Trollope, Wilde and Wodehouse.

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An election is held at the abbey of Crewe and the new lady abbess takes up her high office with implacable serenity. “The short dirk in the hands of Muriel Spark has always been a deadly weapon,” said The New York Times, and “never more so than in The Abbess of Crewe.”An elegant little fable about intrigue, corruption, and electronic surveillance, The Abbess of Crewe is set in an Brand: New Directions Publishing Corporation.

The Abbess of Crewe The Abbess of Crewe / Muriel Spark NY: New Directions,c p. This story of an enclosed community is quite different to other, nice stories about convents and spiritual living.

This convent, led by the aristocratic Abbess Alexandra, is a hothouse of gossip and politicking. Books are precious things, but more.The Abbess of Crewe by Muriel Spark,Viking Press edition, in EnglishCited by: 8.