My Brilliant Career (Virago Modern Classics)

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Trapped on her parents' farm in the hardscrabble Australian outback, sixteen-year-old Sybylla Melvyn loves the bush but not the toil it brings. She longs for refinement, and most of all she longs to achieve great things.

Suddenly she falls under the gaze of wealthy, handsome Harry Beecham . . . and finds herself choosing between the conventional path of marriage and her plans for a 'brilliant career'.

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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 Franklin travelled to America, where she worked for the Women's Trade Union League, and later during WWI to London and Salonika, where she did war work. In 1933 she returned to Australia, where she spent the rest of her life. My Career Goes Bung, the sequel to My Brilliant Career, was published in 1946, and her autobiography, Childhood at Brindabella, posthumously in 1963.

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A splendidly vivid display ... carrying the reader by force of its narrative and its sharply detailed, entirely convincing voice?THE TIMES

Unashamedly high-spirited and romantic?COMPANY

The collection has been expertly put together to remind the reader that while the way we describe things has changed, the feelings behind them certainly hasn't. Bold, beautiful ... everyone's appetites will be satisfied.?Elle magazine

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