My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career

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by Miles Franklin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1599869721

ISBN-13: 9781599869728

Pub. Date: 05/16/2006

Publisher: Filiquarian Publishing

In this ironically titled and riotous first novel by Miles Franklin, originally published in 1901, Sybylla tells the story of growing up passionate and rebellious in rural NSW. where the most that girls could hope for was to marry or to teach. Sybylla will do neither, but that doesn't stop her from falling in love, and it doesn't make the choices any easier.

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In this ironically titled and riotous first novel by Miles Franklin, originally published in 1901, Sybylla tells the story of growing up passionate and rebellious in rural NSW. where the most that girls could hope for was to marry or to teach. Sybylla will do neither, but that doesn't stop her from falling in love, and it doesn't make the choices any easier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599869728
Publisher:
Filiquarian Publishing
Publication date:
05/16/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionv
1.I Remember, I Remember3
2.An Introduction to Possum Gully7
3.A Lifeless Life10
4.A Career Which Soon Careered to an End15
5.Disjointed Sketches and Grumbles20
6.Revolt28
7.War E'er a Rose Without Its Thorn?35
8.Possum Gully Left Behind. Hurrah! Hurrah!45
9.Aunt Helen's Recipe55
10.Everard Grey62
11.Yah!71
12.One Grand Passion79
13.He85
14.Principally Letters94
15.When the Heart is Young101
16.When Fortune Smiles106
17.Idylls of Youth114
18.As Short as I Wish Had Been the Majority of Sermons to Which I Have Been Forced to Give Ear125
19.The 9th of November 1896128
20.Same Yarn--continued136
21.My Unladylike Behaviour Again145
22.Sweet Seventeen150
23.Ah, For One Hour of Burning Love, 'Tis Worth an Age of Cold Respect!159
24.Thou Knowest Not What a Day May Bring Forth167
25.Because?172
26.Boast Not Thyself of Tomorrow177
27.My Journey185
28.To Life188
29.To Life--continued196
30.Where Ignorance is Bliss, 'Tis Folly to Be Wise209
31.Mr M'Swat and I Have a Bust-up214
32.Ta-ta to Barney's Gap222
33.Back at Possum Gully225
34.But Absent Friends are Soon Forgot230
35.The 3rd of December 1898237
36.Once Upon a Time, When the Days Were Long and Hot242
37.He That Despiseth Little Things, Shall Fall Little by Little252
38.A Tale That is Told and a Day That is Done256
Endnotes259

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