My Brilliant Career (Paperback)

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By Miles Franklin, Sandra M. Gilbert (Introduction by)


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hungering for life and love in the outback-so scandalized her country upon its appearance in 1901 that she insisted it not be published again until ten years after her death.

About the Author

Sandra M. Gilbert teaches at the University of California, Davis.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780143105053
ISBN-10: 0143105051
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2007
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics