My Brilliant Career (Virago Modern Classics)

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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).

About the Author:

Miles Franklin (1879-1954) was born Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin in 1879 on a grazing property near Tumut in NSW. She spent the early part of her life at Brindabella, the family home station in the Monaro region of NSW. After the publication of My Brilliant Career in 1901, Franklin trained as a nurse and worked as a housemaid in both Sydney and Melbourne. She also wrote as a freelance journalist for the Daily Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald. Miles Franklin moved to the USA in 1906 where she worked for the National Women's Trade Union league, left for England in 1915 and between 1917 and 1918 worked as a nurse in Ostrovo during the Serbian campaigns. She returned to Sydney in 1932 where she remained until her death at the age of 75.

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