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Sisters 

By: Ada Cambridge
Published By: Double9 Books
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Sisters is the story of four young women coming of age on a rural property in northern Victoria. But it is also the story of Guthrie Carey, a young sailor whose life crosses paths with the sisters at various points. The perils and pitfalls of love and marriage dominate the story. It would seem that Cambridge had a pretty cynical view and very low expectations for happiness within the confines of marriage. We have an unhappy marriage with a power imbalance, a domestic goddess whose life is taken up with child bearing and child rearing, an adulteress, a nursemaid, a man still in love with his former wife's ghost and a lonely old, man dreaming of a love that will never be!
If Sisters is a good representation of her work, I'll definitely look for more. She doesn't write as broadly or deeply as Henry Handel Richardson, but she does take on women's concerns and class consciousness in a period when this wasn't really the thing to do in writing. The conversation and descriptions in Sisters are fantastic. Particularly well-developed characters like Debbie and Carey will stay with me for a very long time.

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Ada Cambridge

Australian writer Ada Cambridge, afterwards known as Ada Cross, was born in England on November 21, 1844, and died on July 19, 1926. She produced around 25 pieces of fiction, three collections of poetry, and two autobiographies. She travelled to Australia after getting married to the Rev. George Frederick Cross in 1870. She spent a lot of time writing about her stay in Australia before her away in Melbourne in 1926. Dr. K. Stuart Cross, her son and daughter, were left to care for her. Cambridge started writing in the 1870s in an effort to support her family. Up the Murray, her first book, was published in 1875 but was not released independently. She did not become famous as a writer until 1890, with the release of A Marked Man. She served as the Women Writers Club's inaugural president and was given honorary life membership in Melbourne's Lyceum Club. She was recognized for her contribution to Australian writing by having Cambridge Street in Canberra named in her honor. There are now four Ada Cambridge Prizes, each of which has a monetary component. The first one was given out in 2005.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 252 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357276076
  • ISBN-13: 9789357276078
  • Item Weight: 302.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 14.1 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics