My Brilliant Career


Author: Miles Franklin
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775411311
Category: Fiction
Page: 465
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Miles Franklin wrote My Brilliant Career as a romance to entertain her friends. It depicts the poor, intelligent Sybylla who cannot accustom herself to her family's reduced circumstances. She is given a reprieve and sent to her Grandmother's grand house, where she mingles with the best rural society, including the handsome Harry Beecham. She is faced with the choice of material improvement through marriage, or personal improvement through working for her dreams.

My Brilliant Career


Author: Miles Franklin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440627436
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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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hungering for life and love in the outback-so scandalized her country upon its appearance in 1901 that she insisted it not be published again until ten years after her death.

My Brilliant Career


Author: Miles Franklin
Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 1405519304
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 7998

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Trapped on her parents' farm in the hardscrabble Australian outback, sixteen-year-old Sybylla Melvyn loves the bush but not the toil it brings. She longs for refinement, and most of all she longs to achieve great things. Suddenly she falls under the gaze of wealthy, handsome Harry Beecham . . . and finds herself choosing between the conventional path of marriage and her plans for a 'brilliant career'.

Get Well Soon!

My (un)brilliant Career as a Nurse
Author: Kristy Chambers
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 070224824X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 235
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Falling into the nursing profession, Kristy Chambers spent almost a decade working with a wide range of people, ranging from drug addicts to cancer patients. Dark, humorous, honest, and compassionate, this memoir illustrates the incredible work nurses do and the many challenges they face. A tribute to the wonderfully brave people Chambers met during her career, this book portrays both joyous and difficult experiences.

Their Brilliant Careers

The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers
Author: Ryan O'Neill
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 1863958630
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Absurd, original and highly addictive . . . In Their Brilliant Careers, Ryan O'Neill has written a hilarious novel in the guise of sixteen biographies of (invented) Australian writers. Meet Rachel Deverall, who discovered the secret source of the great literature of our time - and paid a terrible price for her discovery. Meet Rand Washington, hugely popular sci-fi author (of Whiteman of Cor) and inveterate racist. Meet Addison Tiller, master of the bush yarn, "The Chekhov of Coolabah", who never travelled outside Sydney. Their Brilliant Careers is a playful set of stories, linked in many ways, which together form a memorable whole. A wonderful comic tapestry of the writing life, this unpredictable and intriguing work takes Australian writing in a whole new direction . . .

My Brilliant Career/My Career Goes Bung


Author: Miles Franklin
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 174309941X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 464
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Passionate, headstrong and imaginative, Sybylla Melvyn is one of the most endearing heroines of Australian literature. 'I am given to something which a man never pardons in a woman. You will draw away as though I were a snake when you hear.' With this warning, Sybylla confesses to her rich and handsome suitor that she is given to writing stories and bound, therefore on a brilliant career. 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. Included in this edition is the sequel, My Career Goes Bung, which sees Sybylla amongst the literati in Sydney.

My Brilliant Friend

Neapolitan Novels, Book One
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 160945863X
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Book One in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila. Ferrante is the author of three previous works of critically acclaimed fiction: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The Lost Daughter. With this novel, the first in a tetralogy, she proves herself to be one of Italy’s great storytellers. She has given her readers a masterfully plotted page-turner, abundant and generous in its narrative details and characterizations, that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight her many fans and win new readers to her fiction.

My Brilliant Career: Malcolm Turnbull

A Political Life, in Cartoons
Author: Russ (Ed. ) Radcliffe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781925321722
Category: Australia
Page: 144
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My Brilliant Careeris an unauthorised, unbalanced, and unlikely political biography of Malcolm Turnbull - presently Prime Minister of Australia - as seen through the eyes of Australia's finest political cartoonists. Who better to trace the extraordinary rollercoaster career of a man who has fascinated, charmed, dismayed, and disillusioned us in equal measure than our sharpest and most perceptive observers of the political scene? With an introduction by Russ Radcliffe, My Brilliant Career is filled with observations on political life from the man himself, as well as quotes - fawning and scurrilous - from his fans and enemies, and choice examples of the satirical genius of Dean Alston, Pat Campbell, Andrew Dyson, First Dog on the Moon, Matt Golding, Fiona Katauskas, Mark Knight, Jon Kudelka, Sean Leahy, Bill Leak, Eric L bbecke, Reg Lynch, Alan Moir, Peter Nicholson, Bruce Petty, David Pope, Geoff Pryor, David Rowe, John Spooner, Ron Tandberg, Andrew Weldon, and Cathy Wilcox.

My Antonia / O Pioneers!


Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054493685X
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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First published in 1918, My Ántonia is the unforgettable story of an immigrant woman’s life on the hardscrabble Nebraska plains. Together here with O Pioneers!, a classic American tale of pioneer life and the transformation of the frontier, this volume of Willa Cather’s works captures a time, a place, and a spirit that are part of our national heritage.

The Right—and Wrong—Stuff

How Brilliant Careers Are Made and Unmade
Author: Carter Cast
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 161039710X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Nearly a quarter century ago Carter Cast seemed to have it all together: he had a first-class education, an all-American athletic career, and was a very bright and energetic rising star on the fast track at a Fortune 100 company, PepsiCo. But blissfully unaware of how negative perceptions were shaped, he was stunned when called into his boss's office, and told he was "unpromotable" because he was "obstinate," "resistant," and "insubordinate." Baffled, scared, and embarrassed, that defining moment led to Cast's years-long effort to try to understand why he came so close to going off track, discovering that what he saw as idiosyncratic was actually widespread. His research shows that 98 percent of people have at least one derailment risk factor and that half to two-thirds actually go off the rails. More often than not, people get fired, demoted, or plateau not because they lack the "right stuff," but because they let the "wrong stuff" act out. Derailment often afflicts talented people who are either unaware of a debilitating weakness or an interpersonal blind spot, or are arrogant enough to believe that feedback doesn't apply to them. Cast's experiences and research led to five defining archetypes--Captain Fantastic, the One-Trick Pony, the Solo Flyer, Version 1.0, and the Whirling Dervish--that express traits that cut across gender and every level of seniority and that play out everywhere, from big corporations to small law firms, from education institutions to raw start-ups. He shows how these archetypes fail and succeed, and how to recognize blind spots that can lead to downfall. He provides ways to improve self-understanding--digging into topics like values, needs, and motives--and provides the reader with new ways to take charge of his or her career.

Her Brilliant Career

The Life of Stella Miles Franklin
Author: Jill Roe
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674036093
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 709
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Stella Miles Franklin became an international publishing sensation in 1901, with "My Brilliant Career," a portrayal of an ambitious and independent woman defying social expectations that still captivates readers. In a magisterial biography, Roe details Miles' extraordinary life.

Australian Literature

An Anthology of Writing from the Land Down Under
Author: Phyllis F. Edelson
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307775488
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Spanning more than a century, Australian Literature crystallizes a spirit, style, and ethos found nowhere else in world literature. These captivating selections in Australian Literature come from major voices, both famous and lesser known, and encompass short stories, memoirs, novels and aboriginal writings. Resonant or wryly witty, charming or disturbing, they explore themes deeply rooted in the Australian experience - shaping the land, the legacies of the convict past, the displacement of the aborigine, the search for a national identity, sex, love, and commitment. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Stella Miles Franklin: A Biography


Author: Jill Roe
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730450279
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 720
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The award-winning biography of one of Australia's best-loved writers ... The author of MY BRILLAINT CAREER had a fascinating career of her own ... Winner of the Adelaide Festival Award for Literature for Non-Fiction 2010 'a long-awaited and splendidly breezy blockbuster biography of the indefatigable, self-inventing and campaigning author of My Brilliant Career' Richard Holmes, AUStRALIAN BOOK REVIEW 'to meet Miles Franklin was as invigorating as to ride on a spring morning across the Monaro plains she so dearly loved' Henrietta Drake-Brockman Stella Miles Franklin was born in the Australian bush. At the age of twenty-one, she became an international publishing sensation with MY BRILLIANt CAREER, which more than a century later is still regarded as an Australian classic. Miles' early success gave her entrée to literary and socialist circles in Sydney and Melbourne. there she met Banjo Paterson, the Goldstein sisters and Joseph Furphy, among others. In 1906 she went to work for the women's labour movement in Chicago. In 1915 she relocated to London and quickly found herself travelling to the Balkans to help nurse wounded Allied soldiers. Returning to London, she campaigned for various feminist and progressive causes, all the while continuing to write, often submitting work under pseudonyms that she guarded fiercely all her life. In the 1930s she returned to Australia, taking up the cause of Australian writers. Novelist, journalist, nationalist, feminist, larrikin - Miles Franklin was all these and more. And her endowment of the Miles Franklin Literary Award founded an Australian cultural institution that remains our most prestigious prize for literature.'more than the definitive biography of Australia's most gregarious literary figure' WEEKEND AUStRALIAN 'Roe's mighty biography of a woman who was pivotal to the culture during a formative period of Australian literary life is meticulous and welcome' Hilary McPhee, tHE AUStRALIAN

Extinctions


Author: Josephine Wilson
Publisher: Apollo Books
ISBN: 9781742588988
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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'He hated the word 'retirement', but not as much as he hated the word 'village', as if ageing made you a peasant or a fool.' Herein lives the village idiot. Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete, and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village. His wife, Martha, is dead and his two adult children are lost to him in their own ways. Surrounded and obstructed by the debris of his life-objects he has collected over many years and tells himself he is keeping for his daughter-he is determined to be miserable. When a series of unfortunate incidents forces him and his neighbour, Jan, together, he begins to realise the damage done by the accumulation of a lifetime's secrets and lies, and to comprehend his own shortcomings. Finally, Frederick Lothian has the opportunity to build something meaningful for the ones he loves. Humorous, poignant and galvanising by turns, Extinctions is a novel about all kinds of extinction-natural, racial, national, and personal-and what we can do to prevent them. ***Extinctions was the inaugural winner of the UWAP?Publishing Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. It has been longlisted for the 2017 Miles Franklin Award in May 2017. [Subject: Fiction]

Jem (and Sam)


Author: Ferdinand Mount
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 140904064X
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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How does Jeremiah Mount, the dealer in pornography, come to be the lover of the Duchess of Albemarle and the colleague of the great Samuel Pepys? In Pepys' Diary, Jem Mount plays a shadowy role, but in Jem's own memories Sam looms large. Friends and drinking partners at first, they become vicious rivals for fame and women. In his struggle to survive and triumph over his adversary in a rackety world, Jemm stumbles into many trades: chemist, butler, soldier, secretary and, now and then, lover.This 'newly discovered autobiography' - with its disconcerting echoes of our own time - takes its dubious hero from the shaky days of Cromwellian England, through the unbuttoned license of the Restoration, to the panic of Monmouth's Rebellion and the Jamaica sugar boom.