Letters Between Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murray

by Cherry Hankin
Editor Cherry A. Hankin

New Amsterdam Books | May 1, 1998 | Trade Paperback

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The New Zealand-born writer Mansfield (1888-1923) and her husband, Murry, the English editor and literary critic, exchanged hundreds of passionate, probing letters during their tempestuous 11-year relationship. Their correspondence reveals Mansfield''s fiercely independent spirit, as well as her intense need for undertanding from Murry from the time she met him at the home of a friend in London in 1912 until a few days before her death from tuberculosis in 1923.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8.46 × 6.6 × 1.25 in

Published: May 1, 1998

Publisher: New Amsterdam Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 094153376X

ISBN - 13: 9780941533768

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Letters Between Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murray

by Cherry Hankin
Editor Cherry A. Hankin

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8.46 × 6.6 × 1.25 in

Published: May 1, 1998

Publisher: New Amsterdam Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 094153376X

ISBN - 13: 9780941533768

About the Book

The New Zealand-born writer Mansfield (1888-1923) and her husband, Murry, the English editor and literary critic, exchanged hundreds of passionate, probing letters during their tempestuous 11-year relationship. Their correspondence reveals Mansfield's fiercely independent spirit, as well as her intense need for undertanding from Murry from the time she met him at the home of a friend in London in 1912 until a few days before her death from tuberculosis in 1923.

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The New Zealand-born writer Mansfield (1888-1923) and her husband, Murry, the English editor and literary critic, exchanged hundreds of passionate, probing letters during their tempestuous 11-year relationship. Their correspondence reveals Mansfield''s fiercely independent spirit, as well as her intense need for undertanding from Murry from the time she met him at the home of a friend in London in 1912 until a few days before her death from tuberculosis in 1923.

About the Author

Katherine Mansfield was born Katherine Beauchamp in Wellington, New Zealand on October 14, 1888, the third daughter of a prominent banker. She attended the Wellington College for Girls before entering Queen's College in London in 1903. Her interest in the cello led to lessons at the Royal Academy of Music, where she became secretly engaged to a young prodigy named Arnold Trowell, who already had a successful concert career. Upon being summoned back to New Zealand by her father in 1906, she decided to abandon music in favor of writing. She soon had three stories published in a Melbourne monthly and gained her father's consent to return to England. Once there, she became depressed when she found that Trowell no longer loved her, and she rushed into a hasty marriage to a young musician, only to leave him a few days later. She had a miscarriage, which marked the beginning of her decline in health. After returning to England in 1910, Katherine Beauchamp published her work under the name Katherine Mansfield. A collection of her stories, "In a German Pension," was published in 1911. A year later, she met John Middleton Murry, who eventually became her second husband when she was finally able to secure a divorce. By the time of this marriage in 1918, Mansfield was found to have tuberculosis. Her ill health, combined with the death of her brother in World War I, turned the focus of her work inward and on her homeland. Her memoirs, collected in a book entitled "Bliss," secured her repu
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