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  • Author:
    Miles Franklin
  • ISBN:
    0816141584
  • ISBN13:
    978-0816141586
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  • Publisher:
    G K Hall & Co (February 1, 1987)
  • Pages:
    350 pages
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    United States
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Immediately after My Brilliant Career, Franklin wrote My Career Goes Bung (1946), which follows Sybylla's experiences as a. .Библиографические данные. My Brilliant Career G K Hall Large Print Book Series.

Immediately after My Brilliant Career, Franklin wrote My Career Goes Bung (1946), which follows Sybylla's experiences as a successful author. Both of these novels foretell Franklin's lifelong revolt against the roles open to women. Through her literary and feminist contacts after the success of My Brilliant Career, Franklin found work as a freelance writer in Sydney before going to the United States in 1905, where she remained for nine years. In Chicago, she engaged in social work and suffragist activity for the National Women's Trade Union League.

My Brilliant Career is a 1901 novel written by Miles Franklin. It is the first of many novels by Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin (1879–1954), one of the major Australian writers of her time. It was written while she was still a teenager, as a romance to amuse her friends. Franklin submitted the manuscript to Henry Lawson who contributed a preface and took it to his own publishers in Edinburgh

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

Miles Franklin was a teenager when she wrote My Brilliant Career and Sybylla has the unflinching mind of a teenager

Miles Franklin was a teenager when she wrote My Brilliant Career and Sybylla has the unflinching mind of a teenager. She lacks nuances in her thinking, she’s blind to recommendations from older people around her and she’s certain she understands it all. She’s also at a period of life when one questions their parents’ choices and assesses their character.

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My Brilliant Career received only the merest mention. in. the influential 1964 collection.

when its sequel, My Caree r Goes Bung, was finally published. My Brilliant Career received only the merest mention.

On Thursday we also got the post, but had to depend partly on our own exertions. A selector at Dogtrap, on the Wyambeet run, at a point of the compass ten miles down the road from Caddagat, kept. a hooded van. Every Thursday he ran this to and from Gool-Gool for the purpose of taking to market vegetables and other farm produce. He also took parcels and passengers, both ways, if called upon to do so. Caddagat and Five-Bob gave him a great deal of carrying, and he brought the mail for these and two or three other places.

My Brilliant Career book.

Director: Gillian Armstrong. Starring: Sybylla Melvyn, Harry Beecham, Aunt Helen and others. For her award-winning breakthrough film, director Gillian Armstrong drew on teenage author Miles Franklin’s novel, a celebrated h-century Australian coming-of-age story, to brashly upend the conventions of period romance. Headstrong young Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis, in a star-making performance), bemoans her stifling life in the backcountry, where her writerly ambitions receive little encouragement, and craves independence above all else. Franklin submitted the manuscript to Henry Lawson who contributed a preface and took it to his own publishers in Edinburgh.

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OwerSpeed
Animated, original, amusing, sympathetic autobiographical account from the end of the 19th century in rural NSW and Sydney. Both books need to be read since the first relies on the second to be understood as the author wished. Delightfully fresh and direct narration, full of colloquialisms and slang, strong points of view and humour. Another film (after My Brilliant Career) should be made, based on both of these books, to give a more honest and less romantic portrait both of Stella Miles Franklin and of her times.
Brightfury
I downloaded the ebook from Amazon at no cost. There are some typographical errors, but easily understood.

The author, a woman, was 19 when she wrote the novel. Some of the characters were so easily identified that she supposedly withheld publication until much later. This is the gritty, dirty, dusty story of what it was like in the late 1800's in Australia. A land dominated by men and where women were supposed to marry, have children and housekeep.

The author had other plans. She was very different from other women. Very small at 5'1" and very plain looking, her early life consisted mostly of hardship. Her father, one a prominent land owner, is busted by a severe drought and winds up losing his land and cattle and becomes a drunk, unable to support his family of 11 children. Her mother, once a well born sophisticated woman, eventually steps lower and lower down the ladder until she is virtually a peasant.

Miles gets one lucky break when her well off Grandma and Aunt have her at their estate. Miles once again meets a variety of talented people who frequent that home. She meets a 6'3" handsome, wealthy sheep rancher and they immediately sense a special spark. He proposes several times. She finally makes a promise. He loses everything due to a legal issue and goes off to rebuild his fortune.

Her mother forces Miles to become a teacher to a remote family having several children who live is a hovel, eat and dress like pigs and refuse to learn anything. Coming from her Grandmother's to this degradation is difficult and she eventually suffers a mental breakdown and is sent back to her mother.

By now her father is a constant drunk and her mother an uncaring, unfeeling, indifferent person who constantly berates Miles. Instead of being sent back to her grandmother's, the next youngest daughter is sent. A beautiful girl just a year younger than Miles.

In the meanwhile her fiancé has amazingly inherited a large fortune from a relative and is once again wealthy. He again proposes to Miles. She hems and haws but finally believes that he is not truly sensitive to her ways and desires and she declines. End of novel.

The movie starring Judy Davis is spot on.

Miles went on to become a major Australian author and there is now a book award given in her name. The novel is very well written for such a young woman and is filled with interesting facts about the harsh life suffered by the tough men and women in Australia at that time.

Her writing reminds me very much of Willa Cather's two wonderful novels: My Antonia and O Pioneers which depict the incredible harshness of immigrant settlements in the mid west USA.
Rollers from Abdun
Loved the movie, loved the book, My career goes Bung is another book by Franklin that I thoroughly enjoyed. She has a contemplative style that I enjoy, along with her choices and how hard those choices really are.
Ausstan
Miles Franklin's writing is so vivid that you almost feel you know this character. Upon investigating online, you
discover that she did not write an autobiography. I felt very let down. I see that she has written "Diaries" and
I am anxious to read that. I want to know who Miles Franklin really is. You can realize how the poor people
lived in Australia in the turn of the century and also how the higher classes lived. The book left me very unsettled
until I learn more about her.
Aurizar
This is the story of a gifted spirited young girl in her late teens, struggling to maintain her humanity and independence while feeling crushed by the toils of homesteading in the Australian Outback. She also fights against the stereotypical roles of women at the turn of the century. This book was published under a male pseudonym , beautifully written, with heartfelt descriptions of the stark harsh life there and of the writer's intense desire to be free to pursue her creative dreams. This book is suitable for women of all ages and in any era.
Orevise
I read this book and saw the film many years ago. Much of its appeal came from the revelation of some aspects of Australian life.
Clever
It's a first novel, written by a very young woman in Australia in the 1800's. And it's a great introduction to both Australian literature and history. The writing is patchy, because she was so young, but the scenes she describes are vivid and lively, and show both the impoverished and the richer Australians of the time. recommended if you're planning a visit there, or if you're interested in a thinly disguised memoir of the period.
One of the greatest coming of age stories ever, especially for girls...the author was only 16 years old when she began writing it. As a man, I enjoyed reading it. And I have retained much of it in my memory. I bought this edition for my grand daughter.