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My Brilliant Career: Text Classics

Miles Franklin Jennifer Byrne


Text Publishing Company

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Classic fiction (pre c 1945)


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Introduced by Jennifer Byrne This is not a romance - I have too often faced the music of life to the tune of hardship to waste time in snivelling and gushing over fancies and dreams; neither is it a novel, but simply a yarn - a real yarn. Oh! Written with all the high spirits of youth, My Brilliant Career is the unforgettable tale of Sybylla Melvin, a headstrong country girl - passionate, endearing, stubborn, honest - and her fraught journey from rags to riches to rags.

By:   Miles Franklin
Introduction by:   Jennifer Byrne
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   291g
ISBN:   9781921922190
ISBN 10:   1921922192
Series:   Text Classics
Publication Date:   May 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

'Franklin shines an intense light not only into the deep recesses of a bright young mind but on the dark corners of inequality caused by the rope of class distinction . Indeed, the author is most searingly brilliant when depicting those who poignantly fail to achieve brilliance.' * Guardian * `The book is true to Australia-the truest I ever read.' -- Henry Lawson

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