The Getting of Wisdom

Henry Handel Richardson

Justine Eyre (Narrator)

01-09-18

7hrs 19min

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Unabridged

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Nonfiction/History

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01-09-18

7hrs 19min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/History

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The Getting of Wisdom races ahead of the reader, succeeding by force of narrative and sheer charm…spontaneity and skill; the values of a whole society are seen here in microcosm through the lives of pupils and teachers.” New Statesman

The Getting of Wisdom, a wicked and satirical novel on the pain and confusion of growing up, first appeared in 1910. A century later, it has lost none of its bite.

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 ridiculed by her fellow students, who are richer, more attractive, and more adept at dealing with life’s hypocrisies.

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The Getting of Wisdom races ahead of the reader, succeeding by force of narrative and sheer charm…spontaneity and skill; the values of a whole society are seen here in microcosm through the lives of pupils and teachers.” New Statesman

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Language English
Release Day Jan 8, 2018
Release Date January 9, 2018
Release Date Machine 1515456000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories New in Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Classics, Evergreen Classics
Author Bio
Henry Handel Richardson

Henry Handel Richardson is the pseudonym for Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson (1870–1946), who was an Australian author.

Narrator Bio
Justine Eyre

Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated many audiobooks, earning the prestigious Audie Award for best narration and numerous Earphones Awards. She is multilingual and known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage, with leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has had starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.

Overview

The Getting of Wisdom, a wicked and satirical novel on the pain and confusion of growing up, first appeared in 1910. A century later, it has lost none of its bite.

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 ridiculed by her fellow students, who are richer, more attractive, and more adept at dealing with life’s hypocrisies.

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