The Garden Party and Other Stories

The Garden Party and Other Stories - Penguin Classics

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Synopsis

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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Book information

ISBN: 9780141937182
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 159
Weight: -1g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm