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The Story Of A Young Girl S Dreams, Aspirations And Melodramas Told With Zest And Verve By The 16 Year Old Author


10 thoughts on “My Brilliant Career

  1. Jane Jane says:

    In 1901 a remarkable heroine made her debut, in a book that purports to be her autobiography.If you took equal amounts of Becky Sharp, Cassandra Mortmain and Angel Devereaux, if you mixed them together, with verve and brio, and you might achieve a similar result, but you wouldn t quite get there, because Sybylla Melvyn is a true one off.She s also nearly impossible to explain a curious mixture of confidence and insecurity, tactlessness and sensitivity, forthrightness and thoughtfulness She s In 1901 a remarkable heroine made her debut, in a book that purports to be her autobiography.If you took equal amounts of Becky Sharp, Cassandra Mortmain and Angel Devereaux, if you mixed them together, with verve and brio, and you might achieve a similar result, but you wouldn t quite get there, because Sybylla Melvyn is a true one off.She s also nearly impossible to explain a curious mixture of confidence and insecurity, tactlessness and sensitivity, forthrightness and thoughtfulness She s maddening andshe s utterly charming But the most important thing about Sybylla, the thing that she doesn t ever quite say, is that she wants to set her own path in life, to be mistress of her own destiny That s not easy when you re the daughter of a poor farmer from Possum Gully It was a hard life you were either working or you were sleeping there was nothing else Her mother came from a good family and her father, a working man had tried to improve his family s ...


  2. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    About time this Aussie girl read this book, written by a fellow Aussie girl Miles Franklin the iconic Australian author, has penned this classic, written when she was barely an adult herself She was a woman born of another era Her times were meant to be spent, toiling the land or should I say house , performing house duties and supporting her family that was lacking money She was better than that well she knew she was better spent bettering herself and continuing the continuance of ...


  3. Idarah Idarah says:

    Hmm, I ve always said that Jane Eyre is without a doubt my 1 favorite book After today, this is in close running for the spot So much to think about Sigh I hope my review to come later will do this book justice.


  4. Brenda Brenda says:

    3.5 sSybylla Melvyn was the eldest of her siblings and living in poverty with her parents in rural NSW in the late 1800s She fought with her mother constantly, was wilful and headstrong and after being told by her mother continually that she was ugly and useless, Sybylla believed it all The day came that she was sent to live with her maternal grandmother and aunt on a property which was the opposite of her family home she flourished under their care, enjoyed music and the arts and the company 3.5 sSybylla Melvyn was the eldest of her siblings and living in poverty with her parents in rural NSW in the late 1800s She fought with her mother constantly, was wilful and headstrong and after being told by her mother continually that she was ugly and useless, Sybylla believe...


  5. Joanne Joanne says:

    Miles Franklin Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin is probably Australia s most revered female writer My Brilliant Career is her very first book, published in 1901 when she was barely 21 It was hugely successful, but she eventually withdrew it from publication until after her death, because it upset her that so...


  6. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this book.For its time, and the fact that it was written by Franklin when she was a teenager , it is a brilliant novel The writing ability that Franklin had so young is amazing she manages to capture so much of Australia, and her protagonist, Sybylla, lives and breathes from the first moment she steps onto the page.I did find Sybylla to be a frustrating protagonist, due to her general inability to decide on what she wants or who she wants , bu I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this book.For its time, and the fact that it was written by Franklin when she was a teenager , it is a brilliant novel The writing ability that Franklin had s...


  7. Karen ⊰✿ Karen ⊰✿ says:

    Sybylla is headstrong, feisty, opinionated and independent At the start of the book she is a teenager growing up in rural Australia in the 1890s in a very poor household with an alcoholic father and a mother who has come from money and is now living in poverty.To Sybylla s relief, her much wealthier Grandmother asks to take her for a time to straighten her out and Sybylla finds a muchcomfortable life, until she is ultimately forced to take a role as a governess and decide what her futur Sybylla is headstr...


  8. Karin Karin says:

    I was expecting a muchenjoyable read than this since I have mainly enjoyed the Australian novels I have read in the past This is a classic and there is no doubt that this writer had talent and I can see why she later made a career out of writing, but this novel, which was written when she was 16 has a protagonist who was apparently ahead of her time yes and no, since there were others of that time with the same commitment to not marry, and even before her time, although it was certainly I was expecting a muchenjoyable read than this since I have mainly enjoyed the Australian novels I have read in the past This is a classic...


  9. Mel Mel says:

    About a year ago I realised, with the exception of Nick Cave, I d never actually read any books by Australian authors and that I should probably fix that I throughly enjoyed this book I couldn t quite believe it was written by a 16 year old It was sort of the anti Little House on the Praire Here being a poor agricultural worker was very hard work, people went hungary and people lost what little they had very easily There were drunken fathers who ruin...


  10. Pauline Pauline says:

    Henry Lawson famously avoided making an opinion on the girlishly emotional parts of this book, so this girl reader is going out on a limb to say that it is precisely those parts that make this book worth reading In refusing to give us a romantic heroine who plays by the rules of the genre, Miles Franklin has created a rare and fascinating character Instead of reassuring us, Franklin leaves open the crucial questions of what is good conduct in a young woman, and what is a price worth paying Henry Lawson famously avoided making an opinion on the girlishly emotional parts of this book, so this girl reader is going out on a limb to say that it is precisely those parts that make this book worth reading In refusing to give us a romantic heroine who plays by the rules of the genre, Miles Franklin has created a rare and fascinating character Instead of reassuring us, Franklin leaves open the crucial questions of what is good conduct in a young woman, and what is a price worth paying to secure financial security The teenage Sybylla is flamboyant, disrespectful and given to frequent solipsism She ...