The Garden Party And Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield

The Garden Party And Other Stories

byKatherine MansfieldIntroduction byLorna SageNotes byLorna Sage

Paperback | March 25, 2008

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Innovative, startlingly perceptive and aglow with colour, these fifteen stories were written towards the end of Katherine Mansfield's tragically short life. Many are set in the author's native New Zealand, others in England and the French Riviera. All are revelations of the unspoken, half-understood emotions that make up everyday experience - from the blackly comic 'The Daughters of the Late Colonel', and the short, sharp sketch 'Miss Brill', in which a lonely woman's precarious sense of self is brutally destroyed, to the vivid impressionistic evocation of family life in 'At the Bay'. 'All that I write,' Mansfield said, 'all that I am - is on the borders of the sea. It is a kind of playing.'

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Katherine Mansfield was born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1888 and died in Fontainebleau in 1923. She came to London for the latter part of her education, and could not settle down back in Wellington society; in 1908 she again left for Europe, never to return. Her first writing (apart from some early sketches) was published in The Ne...
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Title:The Garden Party And Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.44 inPublished:March 25, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141441801

ISBN - 13:9780141441801

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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