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The Getting of Wisdom
Author: Henry Handel Richardson

ISBN: 9781922079404
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 22 August 2012
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.81 x 12.95 x 1.78
Description:
The Getting of Wisdom was first published in 1910 and has continued to sell well. Germaine Greer's introduction, of course, makes this new handsome edition even more appealing to the reader.

'Sexual tension tightens every page' writes Germaine Greer. 'The enduring truth is that The Getting of Wisdom is Richardson's only great book, precisely because the subject is, like the rest of us, ordinary, and therefore deeply important.'

About the Author

Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson was born into an affluent Melbourne family in 1870. Her father Walter was a doctor of medicine. When Richardson was nine he died of syphilis after being admitted to Melbourne's Kew mental asylum. His illness and suffering had a huge impact on his family. After his death, Richardson's mother took her children to Maldon where she worked as the postmistress.

Richardson was sent to board at the Presbyterian Ladies College in 1883-an experience that provided material for her novel The Getting of Wisdom. At school she developed into a talented p...

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