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The Garden Party and Selected Short Stories

A collection of stories by

When her wealthy family prepares to host a lavish summer party, the young, hitherto sheltered Laura Sheridan suddenly feels a kinship with the staff and the helpers hired to set up the venue for the festivities. As she learns of the death of one of their working-class neighbours, this burgeoning sense of class consciousness is heightened by a realization of her own mortality. Published in 1922, at the height of literary modernism, 'The Garden Party' is now considered one of the key texts of that movement. This volume, which also includes all of Katherine Mansfield's other published short stories, is an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to discover one of the early twentieth century's finest writers.

Contains: Prelude, Je ne parle pas francais, Bliss, The Wind Blows, Psychology, Pictures, The Man without a Temperament, Mr Reginald Peacock's Day, Sun and Moon, Feuille d'album, A Dill Pickle, The Little Governess, Revelations, The Escape, The Garden Party, The Daughters of the Late Colonel, The Doll's House, The Fly, Germans at Meat, The Baron, The Sister of the Baroness, Frau Fischer, Frau Brechenmacher Attends a Wedding, The Modern Soul, At Lehmann's, The Luftbad, A Birthday, The Child-Who-Was-Tired, The Advanced Lady, The Swing of the Pendulum, A Blaze.

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Genre: Inspirational

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October 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Garden Party and Selected Short Stories
Author(s): Katherine Mansfield
ISBN: 1-84749-729-2 / 978-1-84749-729-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Classics
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August 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Garden Party and Collected Short Stories (Alma Classics)
Author(s): Katherine Mansfield
Publisher: Alma Books
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