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The Getting of Wisdom

by Henry Handel Richardson

The Getting of Wisdom is a novel by Australian novelist Henry Handel Richardson. It was first published in 1910, and has almost always been in print ever since. Henry Handel Richardson was the pseudonym of Ethel...

The Getting of Wisdom

by Henry Handel Richardson

Laura, a spirited and unconventional heroine, attempts to adapt herself to the discipline of school and the unrelenting judgements of her classmates. The freedom of her country childhood seems far behind, as...

The Fortunes of Richard Mahony

by Henry Handel Richardson

A superb, sprawling trilogy of a family fortune won and lost in gold-rush Australia.

Maurice Guest: Text Classics

by Henry Handel Richardson & Carmen Callil

Henry Handel Richardson's debut, published in London in 1908, is set in the music scene of turn-of-the-century Leipzig, a cosmopolitan centre for the arts drawing students from around the world-among them Maurice...

The Getting of Wisdom: Text Classics

by Henry Handel Richardson & Germaine Greer

The Getting of Wisdom is the classic Australian novel of school days, a compelling and frank account of a young girl's coming of age. It was described by H. G. Wells as the best school story he knew. This edition...

The Fortunes of Richard Mahony: Text Classics

by Henry Handel Richardson & Peter Craven

Richard Mahony is a restless man. Ballarat, England, Melbourne, Europe, the bush: elsewhere is always better. Searching for a place, a meaning, a life, Mahony and his wife Mary journey from wealth to poverty,...

The Getting of Wisdom

by Henry Handel Richardson

One of the most memorable characters in Australian fiction, Laura Rambotham, aged twelve, enters the portals of an exclusive girls' school eager to be accepted. But this precocious country girl is snubbed and...