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Published by Perigee Books in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • England

Subjects:

  • Benedictine nuns -- Fiction,
  • Abbesses, Christian -- Fiction,
  • Catholics -- Fiction,
  • England -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMuriel Spark.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6037.P29 A65 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination116 p. ;
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3168583M
ISBN 100399509526
LC Control Number83010655
OCLC/WorldCa9731522

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  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. - Buy The Abbess of Crewe book online at best prices in India on Read The Abbess of Crewe book reviews & author details and more at Reviews: Octo The Abbess of Crewe By GEORGE STADE A Modern Morality Tale By Muriel Spark. 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. It demands rediscovery. 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 : Muriel Spark.