My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career

Book - 2007
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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 produced-a thinly veiled autobiographical novel about a young girl hungering for life and love in the outback-so scandalized her country upon its appearance in 1901 that she insisted it not be published again until ten years after her death.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, [2007]
ISBN: 9780143105053
Branch Call Number: FRANKLIN M
PR9619.3.F68 M9 2007
Characteristics: xxvii, 253 pages ; 20 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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