Miles Franklin (Author of My Brilliant Career).
Miles Franklin, Australian author of historical fiction who wrote from feminist and nationalist perspectives. Franklin grew up in isolated bush regions of New South Wales that were much like the glum setting of her first novel, My Brilliant Career (1901; filmed 1980), with its discontented, often.
About My Brilliant Career. 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.
Reading My Brilliant Career, I was struck by how angry I became on Sybilla’s behalf, forced to live her life as second fiddle to a man simply because of her gender. She is clearly intelligent and full of potential, but feels she has to hide her brains for fear of being misunderstood and shunned by society.
Stella Miles Franklin was born in the Australian bush in 1879. By the age of twenty, Miles Franklin had completed her first novel, My Brilliant Career.After it was rejected by local publishers, she sent it to Henry Lawson, who called it 'the first great Australian novel'.
Miles Franklin was born in 1879 in rural Australia. My Brilliant Career, her first novel, was published to much excitement and acclaim. She moved to Sydney where she became involved in feminist and literary circles and then onto the USA in 1907.My Brilliant Career was made into an award winning film starring Judy Davis and Sam Neill.
Well-behaved women seldom make history, wrote laurel Thatcher Ulrich in 1976.Having spent this past year or so reprising or catching up on all sorts of classic literature for young readers, Im quite convinced that the same is true of literature.'If theres a common thread among the books Ive read, its that their protagonists care not a whit for propriety.
Directed by Gillian Armstrong. With Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb. A young independent woman who lives with her grandmother and aunt in the countryside rebels against being pressured into marriage and chooses to solely focus on having a career as a writer. Nevertheless, two suitors propose to her.