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Girls of Slender Means, the (1963) [Novel]
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"Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions," begins The Girls of Slender Means. Dame Muriel Spark's tragic and rapier-witted portrait of a London ladies' hostel just emerging from the shadow of World War II. Like the May of Teck Club itself -- "three times window shattered since 1940 but never directly hit" -- its lady inhabitants do their best to act as if the world were back to normal: practicing elocution, and jostling over suitors and a single Schiaparelli gown. The novel's harrowing ending reveals that the girls' giddy literary and amorous peregrinations are hiding some tragically painful war wounds.

Original title: The Girls of Slender Means
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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Girls of Slender Means, the (1963)
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Language: English

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Girls of Slender Means, the (1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 9780811213790
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 x 0.4 in
Pages: 141

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Girls of Slender Means, the (1990)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333535936
Pages: 192

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Girls of Slender Means, the (1990)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 9780399506598
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8 x 0.5 in
Pages: 176

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Girls of Slender Means, the (1975)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140024265
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 0.5 in
Pages: 144

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Girls of Slender Means, the (1970)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780394426372
Pages: 190

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Girls of Slender Means, the (1963)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333067048
Pages: 192

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