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Muriel Spark

1918 - 2006

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Dame Muriel Sarah Spark (née Camberg; 1 February 1918 – 13 April 2006) was a Scottish novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muriel Spark has received more than 759,311 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Muriel Spark is the 809th most popular writer (down from 736th in 2019), the 655th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 577th in 2019) and the 77th most popular British Writer.

Muriel Spark is most famous for her novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, which was adapted into a stage play and film.

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  • 760k

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  • 62.57

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  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.70

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  • 2.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Muriel Spark ranks 809 out of 5,755Before her are Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, Ernest Thompson Seton, Gregory of Narek, Isabelle de Charrière, Ambrose Bierce, and Christopher Tolkien. After her are Jane Hawking, Menippus, Theognis of Megara, Theodoret, Hans Fallada, and Emilio Salgari.

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Among people born in 1918, Muriel Spark ranks 31Before her are Franco Modigliani, W. Eugene Smith, Frederick Reines, Maurice Druon, James Tobin, and Ernst Otto Fischer. After her are Kai Siegbahn, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Martin Ryle, Bertram Brockhouse, Pavlik Morozov, and Birgit Nilsson. Among people deceased in 2006, Muriel Spark ranks 36Before her are John Kenneth Galbraith, Markus Wolf, Lennart Meri, Alexander Litvinenko, Jack Palance, and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. After her are Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Shelley Winters, Bülent Ecevit, Nam June Paik, Melvin Schwartz, and Alida Valli.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Muriel Spark ranks 655 out of 7,765Before her are Julian Barnes (1946), Hugh Laurie (1959), Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), Brook Taylor (1685), Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (1428), and Christopher Tolkien (1924). After her are Stanley Rous (1895), William Jones (1746), Jane Hawking (1944), Nigel Farage (1964), Bernard Lewis (1916), and Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Muriel Spark ranks 77Before her are Ann Radcliffe (1764), Douglas Adams (1952), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Julian Barnes (1946), Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), and Christopher Tolkien (1924). After her are Jane Hawking (1944), Philip Pullman (1946), Ian McEwan (1948), Edgar Wallace (1875), Eleanor Marx (1855), and Sarah, Duchess of York (1959).