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The Garden Party - (Art of the Story) by Katherine Mansfield (Paperback)

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  • Introduction by Colm TóibínIn fifteen funny, colorful, poignant and mysterious stories, the irreverent modernist Katherine Mansfield, a friend and contemporary of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, examines a range of themes integral to the human experience, from marriage, family, and death to duty, disillusionment, and regret in this commanding collection, part of the Ecco Art of the Story series.Written towards the end of Katherine Mansfield's tragically short life in the chaotic years after World War I, the fifteen stories in The Garden Party are as fresh, perceptive, and vivid today as they were nearly a century ago.
  • Author(s): Katherine Mansfield
  • 304 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Classics
  • Series Name: Art of the Story

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About the Book



Originally published in the United States in 1922 by Alfred A. Knopf.



Book Synopsis



Introduction by Colm Tóibín

In fifteen funny, colorful, poignant and mysterious stories, the irreverent modernist Katherine Mansfield, a friend and contemporary of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, examines a range of themes integral to the human experience, from marriage, family, and death to duty, disillusionment, and regret in this commanding collection, part of the Ecco Art of the Story series.

Written towards the end of Katherine Mansfield's tragically short life in the chaotic years after World War I, the fifteen stories in The Garden Party are as fresh, perceptive, and vivid today as they were nearly a century ago. Many are set in the author's native New Zealand while others take place in England or on the French Riviera. In each, Mansfield explores the small yet transformative epiphanies in every day life and illuminates the unspoken, often misunderstood emotions common to us all.

In the wry "The Daughters of the Late Colonel," two sisters discover that freedom from their father isn't quite what they expected it to be. A lonely and naïve older woman's contrived sense of self is painfully challenged in "Miss Brill." "At the Bay" considers the plight of a happily married young woman who struggles to find equality with her husband.

The Garden Party is an enduring work of literary craftsmanship from a marvelous modern artist.



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Funny, colorful, poignant, and mysterious: fifteen tales from irreverent modernist Katherine Mansfield, with a preface by the legendary Colm Tóibín

written toward the end of Mansfield's tragically short life, in the chaotic years after World War I, the fifteen stories in The Garden Party are as fresh, perceptive, and vivid today as they were nearly a century ago. In tales set in her birthplace of New Zealand, as well as in England and on the French Riviera, Mansfield explores the small yet transformative epiphanies in everyday life and illuminates the unspoken, often misunderstood emotions common to us all.

In the wry "The Daughters of the Late Colonel," two sisters discover that freedom from their father isn't quite what they expected it to be. A lonely and naïve older woman's contrived sense of self is painfully challenged in "Miss Brill." "At the Bay" considers the plight of a happily married young woman who struggles to find equality with her husband.

The Garden Party is an enduring work of literary craftsmanship from a marvelous modern artist.

Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) was born and raised in colonial New Zealand. At nineteen, Mansfield moved to the United Kingdom, where she befriended D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. She published three short story collections, In a German Pension, Bliss, and The Garden Party, before she died from extrapulmonary tuberculosis at the age of thirty-four.

Dimensions (Overall): 5.2 Inches (H) x 7.8 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Art of the Story
Publisher: Ecco Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Katherine Mansfield
Language: English
Street Date: August 9, 2016
TCIN: 51045537
UPC: 9780062490490
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-9461
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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