My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career

Book - 2007
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Girls! Girls! Those of you who have hearts, and therefore wish for happiness, homes, and husbands by and by, never develop a reputation for being clever. When sixteen-year-old Miles Franklin began writing a thinly disguised novel about her youth in the Australian bush, she meant to 'show just how ridiculous the life around me would be as story material.' But when My Brilliant Career was published in 1901, it struck its author's native country like a small bomb and so scandalized Australians that Franklin demanded that it not be published again until ten years after her death. Today it remains electrifying for its passion, candor, and contrariness. Introduction by Sandra M. Gilbert
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, [2007]
ISBN: 9780143105053
Branch Call Number: PR9619.3.F68 M9 2007
Characteristics: xxvii, 253 pages ; 20 cm


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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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