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This is an auction for UP THE COUNTRY: A SAGA OF PIONEERING DAYS by Miles Franklin. review:

"Australian author Franklin, known chiefly in America for the charming My Brilliant Career, wrote other novels under various pseudonyms. As "Brent of Bin Bin," she used her grandmother's tales of the families who settled Australia to form the novel Up the Country (1928), now reissued. The lives of the Mazere, Poole and Brennan families from the late 1840s to the mid 1850s are chronicled with the extravagance and didactic naiveté that is Franklin's characteristic style. A pioneering feminist herself, the author focuses on strong women, particularly the matriarchs: Mrs Mazere, of good stock, generous with her neighbours, and Mrs Brennan, her counterpart, accepted despite her Irish-Catholic ancestry. The growth of the numerous children, their orchestrated courtships and marriages, and the close ties of the families to their land are well described by the observant Franklin, who shows the yarns of the old hands "up the country" to be living history made by people in flight from their past.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, known as Miles Franklin (1879–1954) was an Australian writer who is best known for her novel My Brilliant Career, published in 1901. She was committed to the development of a uniquely Australian form of literature, and she pursued this goal by supporting writers, literary journals, and writers' organisations. She has had a long-lasting impact on Australian literary life through her endowment of a major literary award known as the Miles Franklin Award.

Hardback 1984.

230 pages.

Good condition.

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