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The garden party and other stories ([New] ed.)

By: Mansfield, Katherine Sage, Lorna

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Part of the Penguin classics series
0141441801 / 9780141441801
Paperback
823.912
29/03/2007
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England
Classics
20 cm xxiv, 159 p.
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Reprint. This ed. originally published: 1997.

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.'

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945), FYB Short stories

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