The Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield (Google eBook)

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Digireads.com Publishing, Jan 1, 2010 - Fiction
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Considered one of the greatest short story writers of her generation, Katherine Mansfield was a modernist writer from New Zealand. This collection includes thirty-five of her most popular stories. In this volume you will find the following stories: "The Tiredness of Rosabel", "At Lehmann's", "Frau Brechenmacher Attends a Wedding", "The Swing of the Pendulum", "The Woman at the Store", "How Pearl Button Was Kidnapped", "Ole Underwood", "Millie", "Bains Turcs'", "The Little Governess", "An Indiscreet Journey", "The Wind Blows", "Prelude", "A Dill Pickle", "Je Ne Parle Pas Français", "Bliss", "Psychology", "Pictures", "The Man Without a Temperament", "Revelations", "The Escape", "The Young Girl", "The Stranger", "Miss Brill", "Poison", "The Daughters of the Late Colonel", "Life of Ma Parker", "Her First Ball", "Marriage ı la Mode", "At the Bay", "The Voyage", "The Garden Party", "The Doll's House", "The Fly", and "The Canary".
  

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User Review  - Nandakishore_Varma - LibraryThing

Katherine Mansfield is one of the accomplished masters of that most difficult of literary forms - the short story. Almost all of the 21 stories in this collection are outstanding examples of her art ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bellydancer - LibraryThing

A wonderful collection of the short stories by Katherine Mansfield. The stories a beautifully written, each with its own unique feel and vibe. I loved the way I could dip in and read at my leisure ... Read full review

Contents

The Man Without a Temperament
125
Revelations
133
The Escape
136
The Young Girl
140
The Stranger
143
Mis Brill
151
Poison
154
The Daughters of the Late Colonel
157

Bains Tures
36
The Little Governess
39
An Indiscreet Journey
47
The Wind Blows
56
Prelude
59
A Dill Pickle
86
je Ne Parle Pas Francais
90
Bliss
107
Psychology
115
Pictures
120
Life of Ma Parker
170
Her First Ball
174
Marriage y la Mode
178
At the Bay
185
The Voyage
207
The Garden Party
212
The Dolls House
221
The Fly
226
The Canary
229
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About the author (2010)

Katherine Mansfield was born Katherine Beauchamp in Wellington, New Zealand on October 14, 1888, the third daughter of a prominent banker. She attended the Wellington College for Girls before entering Queen's College in London in 1903. Her interest in the cello led to lessons at the Royal Academy of Music, where she became secretly engaged to a young prodigy named Arnold Trowell, who already had a successful concert career. Upon being summoned back to New Zealand by her father in 1906, she decided to abandon music in favor of writing. She soon had three stories published in a Melbourne monthly and gained her father's consent to return to England. Once there, she became depressed when she found that Trowell no longer loved her, and she rushed into a hasty marriage to a young musician, only to leave him a few days later. She had a miscarriage, which marked the beginning of her decline in health. After returning to England in 1910, Katherine Beauchamp published her work under the name Katherine Mansfield. A collection of her stories, "In a German Pension," was published in 1911. A year later, she met John Middleton Murry, who eventually became her second husband when she was finally able to secure a divorce. By the time of this marriage in 1918, Mansfield was found to have tuberculosis. Her ill health, combined with the death of her brother in World War I, turned the focus of her work inward and on her homeland. Her memoirs, collected in a book entitled "Bliss," secured her reputation as a writer, and she followed it up with the equally acclaimed "Garden Party and Other Stories." Her lyrical style and stream of consciousness method placed her along side James Joyce and Virginia Woolf for her strength of characterization and her subtlety of detail. Katherine Mansfield died on January 9, 1923 at the Gurdjieff Institute for the Harmonic Development of Man at Fontainebleau.

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