Katherine Mansfield

The Garden Party and Other Stories

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.'
201 printed pages

Related books

Other versions

Impressions

    Nast Huertashared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading

Quotes

    Kate Egorovahas quoted14 days ago
    . THE GARDEN PARTY.
    𝓜𝓲𝓬𝓴𝓮𝔂has quoted3 months ago
    lifted a drowsy head; their cry sounded in the dreams of little children... who lifted their arms to drag down, to cuddle the darling little woolly lambs of sleep.
    Nast Huertahas quotedlast year
    Oh, the relief, the difference it made to have the man out of the house. Their very voices were changed as they called to one another; they sounded warm and loving and as if they shared a secret.

On the bookshelves

fb2epub
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)