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Abbess of Crewe

Muriel Spark

Abbess of Crewe

by Muriel Spark

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Benedictine nuns -- Fiction,
    • Abbesses, Christian -- Fiction,
    • Catholics -- Fiction,
    • England -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMuriel Spark.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ4.S735 Ab, PR6037.P29 Ab
      The Physical Object
      Pagination128 p. ;
      Number of Pages128
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5249255M
      ISBN 100333177002
      LC Control Number75321635

        The Abbess of Crewe by Spark, Muriel. Publication date Topics Benedictine nuns, Abbesses, Christian, Catholics Publisher New York, Viking Press Collection Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by [email protected] on Pages: The Abbess of Crewe by Muriel Spark This is a very short, tight novel, which is characteristic of this author. This is satire. You need to know this going into it.4/5(6).

      An elegant fable about intrigue, corruption, and electronic surveillance, ‘The Abbess of Crewe’ () is set in an English Benedictine convent. Steely and silky Abbess Alexandra has bugged. Synopsis Muriel Spark conjures a world within a world in this satire on the American Watergate scandal of the early seventies. From the Back Cover An elegant fable about intrigue, corruption, and electronic surveillance, 'The Abbess of Crewe' () is set in an English /5(30).

      An elegant little fable about intrigue, corruption, and electronic surveillance, The Abbess of Crewe is set in an English Benedictine convent. Steely and silky Abbess Alexandra (whose aristocratic tastes run to p\u00E2t\u00E9, fine wine, English poetry, and carpets of \"amorous green\") has bugged the convent, and rigged her election. ‎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 lit.


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Published inThe Abbess of Crewe is a reductive, irreverent take on the US Nixon/Watergate debacle, ingeniously relocated to a Catholic convent in Cheshire. Subtitled ‘A Modern Morality Tale’, it is derived from contemporary press reports of the scandal and is /5.

Published in and inspired by Watergate, Muriel Spark's Abbess of Crewe is much more amusing and infinitely drier. It transpires that Alexandra, the title character, has bugged and videotaped the Abbey--except for the confessionals and chapel--with electronic "devices fearfully and wonderfully beyond the reach of a humane vocabulary."Cited by: 8.

Abbess Of Crewe Hardcover out of 5 stars 1 rating. Book 13 of 22 in the Muriel Spark Novels Series. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Hardcover $ 3 Used from $ 4/5(1). 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 Reviews: 1.

Abbess of Crewe Fiction by Muriel Spark “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 convent.

Steely and silky Abbess Alexandra (whose aristocratic tastes. Published inThe Abbess of Crewe is a reductive, irreverent take on the US Nixon/Watergate debacle, ingeniously relocated to a Catholic convent in Cheshire.

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. A brilliant laugh-out-loud satire on. The Abbess Of Crewe () About book: In The Abbess of Crewe we follow a group of nuns who find themselves at the centre of a media furore when it becomes known that the abbess and her senior nuns are secretly recording everything that goes on in the abbey.

The abbess demands very high standards from her charges, making sure they observe outdated practices such as 3am prayers which have long.

Watergate prompted Muriel Spark to write The Abbess of Crewe inrelocating the machinations of the White House to an English provincial convent. In today’s Scotsman, the novelist Ali Smith.

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 weirder and : 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 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. Home › British Fiction › THOUGHTS ON: The Abbess of Crewe. THOUGHTS ON: The Abbess of Crewe By Paula Bardell-Hedley on 26/08/ • (22).

By Muriel Spark “Such a scandal could never arise in the United States of have a sense of proportion and they understand Human Nature over there; it’s the secret of their success.”. - Buy Abbess of Crewe book online at best prices in India on Read Abbess of Crewe book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified s: 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. Buy a cheap copy of The Abbess of Crewe book by Muriel Spark. Published in and inspired by Watergate, Muriel Spark's Abbess of Crewe is much more amusing and infinitely drier. It transpires that Alexandra, the title Free shipping over $/5(5).

The Abbess of Crewe by Spark, Muriel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - The Abbess of Crewe by Spark, Muriel - AbeBooks Passion for books. The Abbess of Crewe by Muriel Spark; 8 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Benedictine nuns, Catholics, Christian Abbesses, Fiction, Sexuality, Nuns; Places.

O felix culpa — habit-forming from the first page when the Abbess Hildegarde, perfectly coiffed, is only too troubled by what has been going on at this small British Abbey where the Rules of St. Benedict have always been observed — ""make peace before sunset."" But peace is nowhere in these troubled times — there are eavesdropping devices from the Lombardy poplars to the chapel; the.

An elegant fable about intrigue, corruption, and electronic surveillance, 'The Abbess of Crewe' () is set in an English Benedictine convent. Steely and silky Abbess Alexandra has bugged the convent, and rigged her election.

But the cat gets out of the bag, and--plunged into scandal- /5(30). An elegant little fable about intrigue, corruption, and electronic surveillance, The Abbess of Crewe is set in an English Benedictine convent.

Steely and silky Abbess Alexandra (whose aristocratic tastes run to pate, fine wine, English poetry, and carpets of "amorous /5(14).Find books like The Abbess of Crewe from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Abbess of Crewe also liked: The Gate o.The Abbess of Crewe by Spark, Muriel A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.

All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers.