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Up the Country

Up the Country

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A Saga of Pioneering Days

Miles Franklin (born "Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin"; 1879 - 1954) was an Australian writer and feminist, who is best known for her autobiographical novel, My Brilliant Career, published in 1901. While she wrote throughout her life, her other major literary success, All That Swagger, was not published until 1936.

She was committed to the development of a uniquely Australian form of literature, and she actively pursued this goal by supporting writers, literary journals, and writers' organisations. She has had a long-lasting impact on Australian literary life through her endowment of a major literary award known as the Miles Franklin Award.

Franklin was born at Talbingo, New South Wales, and grew up in the Brindabella Valley. She was the eldest child of Australian-born parents, John Maurice Franklin and Susannah Margaret Eleanor Franklin, nee Lampe[1] Her family was a member of the squattocracy.

Her best known novel, My Brilliant Career, tells the story of an irrepressible teenage feminist growing to womanhood in rural New South Wales. This heroine, Sybylla Melvyn, is one of the most endearing characters in Australian literature and obviously has much in common with Franklin herself, who wrote the novel while she was still a teenager. It was published in 1901 with the support of Australian writer, Henry Lawson.[2] After its publication, Franklin tried a career in nursing, and then as a housemaid in Sydney and Melbourne. Whilst doing this she contributed pieces to The Daily Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald under the pseudonyms "An Old Bachelor" and "Vernacular." During this period she wrote My Career Goes Bung in which Sybylla encounters the Sydney literary set. The book proved too hot to publish and did not become available to the public until 1946.

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Hardback Editions

May 1987 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Up the Country: A Saga of Pioneering Days
Author(s): Miles Franklin
ISBN: 0-8253-0417-2 / 978-0-8253-0417-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Beaufort Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Up the Country (World Cultural Heritage Library)
Author(s): Miles Franklin
ISBN: 1-4387-9949-7 / 978-1-4387-9949-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intl Business Pubns USA
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1984 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Up the Country: A Saga of Pioneering Days (Eden Paperbacks)
Author(s): Miles Franklin
ISBN: 0-207-15844-4 / 978-0-207-15844-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angus & Robertson
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February 1985 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Up the Country: A Saga of Pioneering Days
Author(s): Miles Franklin
ISBN: 0-207-14788-4 / 978-0-207-14788-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Kindle Editions

March 1928 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: UP THE COUNTRY
Author(s): Miles Franklin
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