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The Garden Party and Other Stories
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date March 25, 2008
Pages 159
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780141441801
ISBN-10 0141441801
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
Contains fifteen stories, many of which are set in the author's native New Zealand, and others in England and the French Riviera.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.'

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