My Brilliant Career (Angus & Robertson Classics)

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Miles Franklin's classic and exuberant tale of a woman's journey toward self expression and freedom.

Miles Franklin was born in 1879 in rural Australia. My Brilliant Career, her first novel, was published to much excitement and acclaim. She moved to Sydney where she became involved in feminist and literary circles and then onto the USA in 1907.

My Brilliant Career was made into an award winning film starring Judy Davis and Sam Neill.

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Written by a teenager living in the Australian bush in the 1890s and originally published in 1901, Miles Franklin’s My Brilliant Career is a candid representation of the aspirations and frustrations of a young woman constrained by middle-class social arrangements, especially the pressure to marry. My Brilliant Career has continued to delight readers and to cause them to locate their personal realities in the struggle of Franklin’s heroine, Sybylla Melvyn, to recognize and to pursue what she most wants and needs in her life.

In addition to the rich selection of appendices, this edition includes maps of early twentieth-century Australia and a critical introduction that outlines political and economic developments relevant to the novel, traces the literary landscape upon which My Brilliant Career first appeared, and describes the reception and interpretation given the novel in the century after its initial publication (including the celebrated 1979 film adaptation).

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Miles Franklin was born in 1879 in rural Australia. Her first novel My Brilliant Career was published to much excitement and acclaim. She moved to Sydney in 1904 where she became involved in feminist and literary circles and then onto the USA in 1907 where she edited a feminist trade magazine. Serving as a nurse in Europe during WW1 she returned to Australia in 1933 with an established literary reputation.

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