The groundbreaking New Zealand writer's most beloved short stories, now in a Little Clothbound Classic designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith

A Penguin Classic Hardcover


Katherine Mansfield's perceptive and resonant writing helped to define the modern short story, observing apparently trivial incidents to create quietly devastating revelations of inner lives. Graceful, delicate and burning with emotion, Mansfield's stories were integral in shaping the Modernist movement and redefined a genre. This collection contains some of Mansfield's most celebrated stories, including "Bliss," "The Garden Party" and "The Daughters of the Late Colonel."
Katherine Mansfield was born in New Zealand in 1888. She spent most of her adult life in Europe where she became a pioneer of the modernist movement along with James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence. Her short stories influenced many contemporaries and changed the form forever. Her personal life was highly unconventional including many love affairs with both men and women, pregnancies, intense friendships, travel and adventures. The last five years of her life were overshadowed by tuberculosis though she produced some of her best work during this time including the publication of the collections Bliss and Other Stories (1920) and The Garden Party and Other Stories (1922). She died in France in 1923 at the age of just 34. View titles by Katherine Mansfield

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The groundbreaking New Zealand writer's most beloved short stories, now in a Little Clothbound Classic designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith

A Penguin Classic Hardcover


Katherine Mansfield's perceptive and resonant writing helped to define the modern short story, observing apparently trivial incidents to create quietly devastating revelations of inner lives. Graceful, delicate and burning with emotion, Mansfield's stories were integral in shaping the Modernist movement and redefined a genre. This collection contains some of Mansfield's most celebrated stories, including "Bliss," "The Garden Party" and "The Daughters of the Late Colonel."

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Katherine Mansfield was born in New Zealand in 1888. She spent most of her adult life in Europe where she became a pioneer of the modernist movement along with James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence. Her short stories influenced many contemporaries and changed the form forever. Her personal life was highly unconventional including many love affairs with both men and women, pregnancies, intense friendships, travel and adventures. The last five years of her life were overshadowed by tuberculosis though she produced some of her best work during this time including the publication of the collections Bliss and Other Stories (1920) and The Garden Party and Other Stories (1922). She died in France in 1923 at the age of just 34. View titles by Katherine Mansfield

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