Library Ed. Bolinda Audio 2008
CD ISBN 9781921415876 $93.95 Nine CDs
MY BRILLIANT CAREER, Miles Franklin's thinly veiled autobiographical novel, is often considered to be the Australian counterpoint to JANE EYRE. The feminist novel stands on its own, however, and is the powerful story of Sybylla, a young girl thirsting for life, love, and happiness in the Australian outback. Originally published in 1901, MY BRILLIANT CAREER engendered so much controversy that Franklin, who died in 1954, insisted that it not be published again until ten years after her death. Building upon Franklin's highly charged material, narrator Megan Rees reads with passion and purpose, heightening the intensity of Sybylla's emotions. Rees's delivery is flawless, and the book so captivating and enjoyable that it’s hard to believe it was written more than a century ago. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]
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