PC The Garden Party & Other Stories

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Written during the final stages of her illness, this was Katherine Mansfield’s last collection of stories to be published in her lifetime. Comprising fifteen stories, this edition comes with an introduction and notes by Lorna Sage.

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Fifteen exquisite tales from one of the world’d greatest writers of the short story

Innovative, startlingly perceptive and aglow with colour, these 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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Weight 0.145 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

159

Language

English

Edition

New edition

Dewey

823.912 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K