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The Public Image Summary
Muriel Spark

Everything you need to understand or teach The Public Image by Muriel Spark.

  • The Public Image Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 The Public Image Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Public Image Summary

Plot Summary

Annabel Christopher has just moved to Rome with her husband Frederick and her baby Carl. Prior to her relocation to Rome, Annabel was an unremarkable British actress for about ten years, but in the two years leading to her move to Italy, her acting career took off. Her film success began with a film entitled The House on the Piazza in which she was portrayed as an "English Tiger-Lady." Since this initial success, her public image has become that of the English Tiger-Lady. In accordance with this public image, Annabel leads a reserved public life with her devoted husband while she presumably enjoys a passionate sex life with him in private.

Frederick, who always resented Annabel and her public image, tries to destroy his wife's career and reputation. He arranges for rowdy partygoers to convene at his home on the evening on which he plans to commit suicide...

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