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My Brilliant Career & My Career Goes Bung
Author: Miles Franklin

ISBN: 9780732296919
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1 March 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 3.0
'I am given to something which a man never pardons in a woman. You will draw away as though I were a snake when you hear.'

With this warning, Sybylla confesses to her rich and handsome suitor that she is given to writing stories and bound, therefore on a brilliant career. In this ironically titled and riotous first novel by Miles Franklin, originally published in 1901, Sybylla tells the story of growing up passionate and rebellious in rural NSW, where the most that girls could hope for was to marry or to teach. Sybylla will do neither, but that doesn't stop her from falling in love, and it doesn't make the choices any easier.

Included in this edition is the sequel, My Career Goes Bung, which sees Sybilla amongst the literati in Sydney.

About the Author

Miles Franklin (1879-1954) was born into a pioneering family settled in New South Wales, Australia. She wrote My Brilliant Career when she was only sixteen. Publication in 1901 brought instant fame and a notoriety that was so unwelcome that she forbade its republication until ten years after her death. Miles F...

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