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Author: Muriel Spark
ISBN: 0586052321
Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Grafton; New Ed edition (1985)
Language: English
Category: Contemporary
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by Muriel Spark



A Biography of Muriel Spark.

A Biography of Muriel Spark. Chapter One. AT NEMI, THAT PREVIOUS summer, there were three new houses of importance to the surrounding district.

Home Muriel Spark The Takeover. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23. Guillaume’s efforts to clean the trousers were not a great success. ‘He sooner screw me,’ Lauro said. That, too, I’ll tell him,’ she said. I would hit you on the face if you were not a servant. He jumped up; flash and flutter went his eyes closing on her face, and tight went his hands on her bare arms, as if he were directing the film as well as playing the principal part. Next time, you relax,’ Lauro said, smiling through his teeth.

Muriel Spark’s timeless classic about a controversial teacher who deeply marks . She is sitting by the window, staring out over the East River.

Muriel Spark’s timeless classic about a controversial teacher who deeply marks the lives of a select group of students in the years leading up to World War II. Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life!  . The late sunlight from the opposite window touches her shoulders and hair, it casts the shadow of palm leaves across the carpet, over her arm. The chair she sits in casts a shadow before her. There is another shadow, hers. When an heiress moves to a villa on Italy’s Lake Nemi, a houseguest plots to take it-and more-in this novel by a prizewinning master of dark comedy.

That stormy morning over, Maggie set off the next day with Berto’s car and . I should myself have taken more interest in Maggie’s affairs

That stormy morning over, Maggie set off the next day with Berto’s car and driver for Rome where she had a full-scale massage treatment, then onwards, glowing and resolute, for Switzerland in pursuit of Coco de Renault. She was anxious to see him in any case about the lack of funds. I should myself have taken more interest in Maggie’s affairs. Perhaps I could have persuaded her not to put her trust in de Renault. Hubert brooded especially over one of the many press cuttings Letizia had produced for him. It was dated 18 May, and was taken from the English-speaking paper of Italy, The Daily American. Cardinals, bishops meet, dance in Rome,’ was the headline.

Lauro began to take some notice, and the thought of Agata and his fury against her subsided, together with the memory of her accusations and the slightly . Lauro bent over it with his arm affectionately round plump Betty’s shoulder

Lauro began to take some notice, and the thought of Agata and his fury against her subsided, together with the memory of her accusations and the slightly older memory of the occasion when, just at the magic moment he had wanted to withdraw, the calculating bitch had told him she was on the pill, it was all right. Lauro bent over it with his arm affectionately round plump Betty’s shoulder. He played with her hair and touched her neck as he looked, for he was excited by the surprising idea that she had so much land of her own. They traced a line.

The only other novel by Muriel Spark I've ever read is "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. That was a well-oiled, beautifully designed contraption of a book, and "The Takeover" is something else.

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The Best Books by Muriel Spark. recommended by Alan Taylor. Muriel Spark was a unique voice of the 20th century Well, I don’t. Because I take the view that all religion is a nonsense, baloney. Appointment in Arezzo: A Friendship with Muriel Spark by Alan Taylor. Muriel Spark was a unique voice of the 20th century. And having been brought up a Scottish Presbyterian, I feel that more strongly by the hour. But I guess, with Muriel, you have to say that converting to Catholicism coincided with her becoming a novelist.

The only good thing about them was their house, which isn’t theirs, it’s mine. Very bourgeois; of course they were terrified of lifting a finger to help me to get Hubert ou. I’ll do everything I can to help you,’ Mary said eagerly. She was terribly anxious to make a success of her marriage, as she would put it; her father was a success and her mother was a well-known success in advertising although she didn’t by any.

Shalinrad
Not one of her best but very typical Muriel Spark. I guess she wrote the book while living in Italy in the late 60s/ early 70s and not liking it. Sour and sarcastic in tone, it lambasts rich expats, religious cults, jesuits and the Catholic Church, Americans and the corruption in Italy.
Yndanol
I could recommend this book for a screen play.
Susan Sarandon as Maggie, High Grant as Lauro, Erich Idle as Hubert.
krot
Well written and plotted. Great characters.
Black_Hawk_Down.
Smart, sassy and surprising, this novel was a pure delight.
Benn
Tried to like it. Just couldn't finish it and not sure why.
Jediathain
Who am I to criticize Muriel Spark! Let me just say I often find her writing labored and heavy. It is, however, punctuated by some wonderful prose and intriguing characters. I'll think twice before I pick up another of her books. Then I'll probably read it.
Thozius
Not everyone takes to the tart humor Muriel Spark injects into nearly every sentence, but if you have the taste for it, try one of her lesser known novels, “The Takeover.” It’s the story of the undoing of various moneyed Brits in Italy in the 1970s who are so blind they practically beg to be robbed. Plots within plots, treachery on treachery, and cults even stranger than Catholicism abound in this message from the polyester decade. I’d advise starting Spark with “The Prime of Miss Jane Brodie,” but if you’re already past your novitiate, sample this strange story.
The time is now, the place is Italy, particularly the enchanted lake at Nemi, southeast of Rome, where the Temple of Diana once stood. The people form an extraordinary frieze of votaries of love and money, with the goddess-like American heiress Maggie at the center, justly famed for her beauty, her wealth, and the steeliness of her will.
To many, as to her old confidant, Hubert Mallindaine, Maggie is ever-tempting target for takeover. Indeed he lives...squats, some would say...in one of Maggie's houses, selling off her paintings and furniture and seeking to set up the cult of the ancestress he claims, Diana herself. An assortment of jewel thieves, counterfeiters, art smugglers, adulterers, spongers, and fanatics, plus the international confidence man Coco de Renault, after nothing less than her entire fortune, seek to exploit Maggie. They find that those who serve themselves at her expense succeed only in serving her, as the dance goes on.
As witty as her other books!