Getting of Wisdom: Text Classics, The
By Henry Handel Richardson, Introduction by Germaine Greer
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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. The Getting of Wisdom was first published
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Getting of Wisdom: Text Classics, The
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22 August 2012
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Author Biography

Henry Handel Richardson was born in Melbourne in 1870. Richardson was sent to board at the Presbyterian Ladies College in 1883-an experience that provided material for her novel The Getting of Wisdom. In 1888, she travelled to Europe, married and settled in London. Richardson published her first novel, Maurice Guest, in 1908. She made her only journey back to Australia in 1912 to complete her research for the trilogy that would become The Fortunes of Richard Mahony. Her final novel The Young Cosima appeared in 1939.