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My Brilliant Career : Text Classics - Miles Franklin

My Brilliant Career

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By: Miles Franklin, Jennifer Byrne (Introduction by)

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This is not a romance—I have too often faced the music of life to the tune of hardship to waste time in snivelling and gushing over fancies and dreams; neither is it a novel, but simply a yarn—a real yarn. Oh!

Written with all the high spirits of youth, My Brilliant Career is the unforgettable tale of Sybylla Melvin, a headstrong country girl—passionate, endearing, stubborn, honest—and her fraught journey from rags to riches to rags.

About the Author

Miles Franklin was born in central New South Wales, in 1879. By the age of twenty, Franklin had completed her first novel, My Brilliant Career. After it was rejected by local publishers, she sent it to Henry Lawson, who called it ‘the first great Australian novel’. He helped her to get it published in Britain in 1901. Miles Franklin published nineteen novels and provided for the creation of the Miles Franklin Award, Australia’s premier literary award.

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  • Easy To Read
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  • Strong Female Voice

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    Comments about My Brilliant Career:

    A great Australian story with gorgeous detail of historical country farming. Sybella is a wonderful, strong and willful character especially for young readers, spiritual sister to Anne Shirley and Green Gables but with less snow and more flies. Read it!

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    Bitter sweet

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      Comments about My Brilliant Career:

      Ms Franklin's insights into the early days of Australian pioneering farming families is fresh and easy to read and not stuffy in the slightest. Her crafting of characters brings them very much to life and draws the reader into her own "brilliant career". The book is written as a biography, and the only "sore point" is the hurtful way her character speaks to the man who truly loves her and who she shuns.

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        Excellent service and reliability

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        'The book is true to Australia-the truest I ever read.' -- Henry Lawson 'Franklin shines an intense light not only into the deep recesses of a bright young mind but on the dark corners of inequality caused by "the rope of class distinction". Indeed, the author is most searingly brilliant when depicting those who poignantly fail to achieve brilliance.' Guardian

        ISBN: 9781921922190
        ISBN-10: 1921922192
        Series: Text Classics
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 288
        Published: 26th April 2012
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.6
        Weight (kg): 19.8
        Edition Number: 1