Although Katherine Mansfield was closely associated with D.H. Lawrence, and a rival of Virginia Woolf, her stories suggest someone writing in a different era and in a vastly different English. Her language is clean and her characters, both men and women, are swaddled in English reserve. Mansfield's genius is to pinpoint those unacknowledged and imperceptible moments in which those people's relationships—with one another and themselves—change forever.

This collection has a new introduction by Jeffrey Meyers.
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
"Prelude"
"At the Bay"
"Bliss"
"The Man Without a Temperament"
"The Tiredness of Rosabel"
"The Baron"
"The Modern Soul"
"The Woman and the Store"
"Ole Underwood"
"The Little Governess"
"Psychology"
"Je ne Parle pas Français"
"Sun and Moon"
"This Flower"
"Revelations"
"The Young Girl"
"The Stranger"
"The Daughters of the Late Colonel"
"Life of Ma Parker"
"The Singing Lesson"
"The Voyage"
"Miss Brill"
"Marriage a la Mode"
"The Doll's House"
"The Dove's Nest"
"Six Years After"
"The Fly"
"The Garden Party"
"We to her the prosperity of the 'free' story: she untrammeled it from conventions and, still more, gained for it a prestige till then unthought of. How much ground Katherine Mansfield broke for her successors may not be realized. Her imagination kindled unlikely matter; she was to alter for good and all our idea of what goes to make a story." -- Elizabeth Bowen

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Although Katherine Mansfield was closely associated with D.H. Lawrence, and a rival of Virginia Woolf, her stories suggest someone writing in a different era and in a vastly different English. Her language is clean and her characters, both men and women, are swaddled in English reserve. Mansfield's genius is to pinpoint those unacknowledged and imperceptible moments in which those people's relationships—with one another and themselves—change forever.

This collection has a new introduction by Jeffrey Meyers.

Author

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

Table of Contents

"Prelude"
"At the Bay"
"Bliss"
"The Man Without a Temperament"
"The Tiredness of Rosabel"
"The Baron"
"The Modern Soul"
"The Woman and the Store"
"Ole Underwood"
"The Little Governess"
"Psychology"
"Je ne Parle pas Français"
"Sun and Moon"
"This Flower"
"Revelations"
"The Young Girl"
"The Stranger"
"The Daughters of the Late Colonel"
"Life of Ma Parker"
"The Singing Lesson"
"The Voyage"
"Miss Brill"
"Marriage a la Mode"
"The Doll's House"
"The Dove's Nest"
"Six Years After"
"The Fly"
"The Garden Party"

Praise

"We to her the prosperity of the 'free' story: she untrammeled it from conventions and, still more, gained for it a prestige till then unthought of. How much ground Katherine Mansfield broke for her successors may not be realized. Her imagination kindled unlikely matter; she was to alter for good and all our idea of what goes to make a story." -- Elizabeth Bowen

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