The Garden Party and Other Stories [eBook]

Katherine Mansfield

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A level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Rosalie KerrOh, how delightful it is to fall in love for the first time! How exciting to go to your first dance when you are a girl of eighteen!

But life can also be hard and cruel, if you are young and inexperienced and travelling alone across Europe . . . or if you are a child from the wrong social class . . . or a singer without work and the rent to be paid.Set in Europe and New Zealand, these nine stories by Katherine Mansfield dig deep beneath the appearances of life to show us the causes of human happiness and despair.

Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) is credited alongside James Joyce as the creator of the modern short story. The New Zealand-born Englishwoman embraced a Bohemian lifestyle and became involved in a series of scandalous relationships, which greatly influenced some of her most significant work. Her best-known writings were produced in her final years, as she was plagued by illness.

Her fiction is dominated by themes of male-female relationships, sexual ambivalence and gender roles. Most of her work focuses on female protagonists and demonstrates the problems of social relationships.

This collection, written between 1920-1922, includes "At the Bay," a story that proposes there is more to a woman's life than marriage and motherhood; "The Garden Party," which explores class differences; "The Daughters of the Late Colonel," a story about life and death; "Marriage la Mode," about the dissolution of a relationship; "Miss Brill," Mansfield's memorable tale of the lonely woman, and several more.


About the Author

Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry (14 October 1888 – 9 January 1923) was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction who was born and brought up in colonial New Zealand and wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield.

When she was 19, Mansfield left New Zealand and settled in the United Kingdom, where she became a friend of modernist writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. In 1917 she was diagnosed with extrapulmonary tuberculosis, which led to her death at the age of 34.

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