The Comforters

Paperback edition released 17/09/2021

by Muriel Spark

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Crime and Mystery eBooks of the Month Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of The Comforters

'There are two plots in The Comforters. One is fanciful and improbable; the other imaginative and convincingly real. The first is charming; the second disturbing… There is evidence of what would come to be recognised as the characteristic Spark touch: the unreal plot is presented in realistic style… the real one engages with religious mysteries and flirts with the supernatural… Spark is a comic novelist… She is a mercurial, a slippery, writer. Now you see her, now you don’t. You think you have grasped her meaning; then it eludes you… What an unusual, and unusually confident first novel this is… I was eighteen when I first read The Comforters. It delighted me then; it still delights me now, sixty years on…' From the introduction by Allan Massie

This is one novel in the absolutely glorious, must-have, complete collection of all 22 novels by Muriel Spark. This series is a wonderful way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Muriel Spark’s birth. Edited by Alan Taylor, author of Appointment In Arezzo, A Friendship with Muriel Spark, each perfectly sized and beautiful hardback book is introduced by a leading writer. Each introduction, while individually touching on thoughts and feelings, mentions the originality, the wit and humour, the cleverness of the writing. Whether an existing fan, or new to her works, this collection from one of our greatest writers, beckons, and quite simply, just asks to be read and re-read.  Lovereading.co.uk

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The Comforters by Muriel Spark

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780811223003
Publication date: 17th September 2021
Author: Muriel Spark
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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