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Published 1 May 1980 in Volume 9 No. 3. Subjects: Characterisation, Film scripts & screenplays, Literary adaptations, Miles Franklin.
Cite as: Clancy, Jack. ‘Bringing Franklin Up to Date : The Film of ‘My Brilliant Career’.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 9, no. 3, 1980. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.fc230de0d6.
Sybylla Melvyn, narrator of Miles Franklin's My Brilliant Career (1901), has troubled readers from the start. William Blackwood, editor, felt impelled to 'tone down' her narrative, and 'religious, political and sex-problem passages' made Henry Lawson 'blush'. The 'trouble' with Sybylla…