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The Getting of Wisdom

Henry Handel Richardson

The Getting of Wisdom tells the story of Laura Rambotham, a 12-year-old girl who is just starting at her boarding school. This is based on Henry Handel Richardson's experiences of her own school, the Prebysterian Ladies College in central Melbourne. The story goes through her friends and enemies and all the life of a boarding school in early 20th century Australia, and all the subjects and learning too. Laura learns a lot but her education does not satisfy her, and her social life is thrown upon her as very different from her peers. (Summary by Bronwyn Kate)

The Getting of Wisdom tells the story of Laura Rambotham, a 12-year-old girl who is just starting at her boarding school. This is based on Henry Handel Richardson's experiences of her own school, the Prebysterian Ladies College in central Melbourne. The story goes through her friends and enemies and all the life of a boarding school in early 20th century Australia, and all the subjects and learning too. Laura learns a lot but her education does not satisfy her, and her social life is thrown upon her as very different from her peers. (Summary by Bronwyn Kate)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Getting of Wisdom tells the story of Laura Rambotham, a 12-year-old girl who is just starting at her boarding school. This is based on Henry Handel Richardson's experiences of her own school, the Prebysterian Ladies College in central Melbourne. The story goes through her friends and enemies and all the life of a boarding school in early 20th century Australia, and all the subjects and learning too. Laura learns a lot but her education does not satisfy her, and her social life is thrown upon her as very different from her peers. (Summary by Bronwyn Kate)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 48m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:25