My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career

Large Print - 1986 | Large print ed
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The fierce, irreverent novel of aspiration and rebellion that is both a cornerstone of Australian literature and a feminist classic Miles Franklin began the candid, passionate, and contrary My Brilliant Career when she was only sixteen, intending it to be the Australian answer to Jane Eyre. But the book she produceda thinly veiled autobiographical novel about a young girl hungering for life and love in the outbackso scandalized her country upon its appearance in 1901 that she insisted it not be published again until ten years after her death.
Publisher: Bath : Chivers, 1986, c1954
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780862201661
Branch Call Number: FRANKLI
Characteristics: x, 350 p. ; 25 cm


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Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 22, 2014

Tedious and plodding, this could be subtitled "My Not-so-Brilliant Memoir."

Jul 29, 2013

Historical fiction about Australia with some interesting things the. I found the main character to be as obnoxious about being "ugly" as some are about being beautiful. She was totally self-centered about it and gave no others in her life the benefit of the doubt or credit for honesty in relationships with her.

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