The Getting of Wisdom: Text Classics

Author(s): Henry Handel Richardson; Germaine Greer (Introduction by)

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The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson ease do, Wondrous Fair Tell what happened next," begged Pin and Leppie. "No, not another word. You can only think of sheets and parrakeets." "Please, Wondrous Fair," begged little Frank. "No, I can't now.--Another thing: I don't mind if you call me Laura to-day, as it's the last day." She lay back on the grass, her hands clasped under her head. A voice was heard, loud, imperative. "Laura, I want you. Come here." "That's mother calling," said Pin. Laura kicked her heels. The two little boys laughed approval. "Go on, Laura," coaxed Pin. "Mother'll be angry. I'll come, too." We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.


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Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson was sent to board at the Presbyterian Ladies College in 1883 - an experience that provided material for her novel The Getting of Wisdom. She published her first novel, Maurice Guest, in 1908. She took the pen name of Henry Handel Richardson and used it for all of her books. Richardson 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. Henry Handel Richardson died in Sussex in 1946.

General Fields

  • : 9781922079404
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : 0.203
  • : July 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : Australia
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 262
  • : 823
  • : English
  • : 912
  • : Paperback
  • : Henry Handel Richardson; Germaine Greer (Introduction by)