The Complete Short Stories by Muriel Spark

The Complete Short Stories

Muriel Spark

455 pages first pub 2001 (editions)

fiction short stories informative slow-paced


From the cruel irony of 'A Member of the Family' to the fateful echoes of 'The Go-Away Bird' and the unexpectedly sinister 'The Girl I Left Behind Me', in settings that range from South Africa to the Portobello Road, Muriel Spark coolly probes the...

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funny 50%
inspiring 50%
mysterious 50%
tense 50%


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