Selected Stories

Paperback | October 11, 2008

byKatherine MansfieldEditorAngela Smith

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'I was jealous of her writing. The only writing I have ever been jealous of.' Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf was not the only writer to admire Mansfield's work: Thomas Hardy, D. H. Lawrence, and Elizabeth Bowen all praised her stories, and her early death at the age of thirty-four cut short one of the finest short-story writers in the English language.This selection covers the full range of Mansfield's fiction, from her early satirical stories to the subtly nuanced comedy of 'The Daughters of the Late Colonel' and the macabre and ominous 'A Married Man's Story'. The stories that pay what Mansfield calls 'a debt of love' to New Zealand are assharply etched as the European stories, and she recreates her childhood world with mordant insight. Disruption is a constant theme, whether the tone is comic, tragic, nostalgic, or domestic, echoing Mansfield's disrupted life and the fractured expressions of Modernism.This new edition increases the selection from 27 to 33 stories and prints them in the order in which they first appeared, in the definitive texts established by Anthony Alpers.

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'I was jealous of her writing. The only writing I have ever been jealous of.' Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf was not the only writer to admire Mansfield's work: Thomas Hardy, D. H. Lawrence, and Elizabeth Bowen all praised her stories, and her early death at the age of thirty-four cut short one of the finest short-story writers in the ...

Angela Smith, Professor in English Studies, University of Stirling.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.79 inPublished:October 11, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199537356

ISBN - 13:9780199537358

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Frau Brechenmacher Attends a WeddingThe Woman at the StoreHow Pearl Button was KidnappedMillieSomething Childish bu very NaturalThe Little GovernessAn Indiscreet JourneyThe Wind BlowsPreludeMr Reginald Peacock's DayFeuille d'AlbumA Dill PickleJe ne parle pas francaisSun and MoonBlissPsychologyPicturesThe Man without a TemperamentThe StrangerMiss BrillThe Daughters of the Late ColonelLife of Ma ParkerMr and Mrs DoveHer First BallMarriage a la ModeAt the BayThe VoyageA Married Man's StoryThe Garden PartyThe Doll's HouseThe FlyA Cup of TeaThe Canary