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

ISBN: 9780732280277
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1 February 2004
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.0
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Two novels in one volume by Australian novelist Miles Franklin. Titles are 'My Brilliant Career', first published 1901 and its sequel, 'My Career Goes Bung', first published 1946. His edition includes introduction by Elizabeth Webby, endnotes, information about the author, extracts from her correspondence, details of the Miles Franklin Award and the 'My Brilliant Career' movie, and suggestions for further reading. Author's other titles include 'Laughter, Not For a Cage' and 'Childhood at Brindabella'.

'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 ...

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