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The Garden Party And Other Stories (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) - Katherine Mansfield
The Garden Party And Other Stories (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140181487 (0140181482)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 255
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
This is a collection of sharply-observed short stories, very well-written, that bring their realistic characters and vivid scenes quickly to life. I admired but didn’t love them; Mansfield was (famously as it turns out) less focused on plot than on character and mood, and I like stronger endings to ...
Bitter Scheherazade
Bitter Scheherazade rated it
4.5 A Study In Mansfield, or, So Just What DO You Read in a 19th Century British Lit Class?
I have been able to read a great many things recently that I would not have normally picked up - and it is two stories by Mansfield that I have had to read for my 20th Century British Literature class. The first of the two stories that I had to read by Katherine Mansfield for this class was a st...
Listening to the Silence
Listening to the Silence rated it
3.0 The Garden Party and Other Stories
This a very short little story, about 10 pages long. The story captures a single day during which a well-to-do family in colonial New Zealand throws a garden party while down the lane in the slums they mourn the death of a man who leaves behind him a wife and half-a-dozen children. I was really in...
Readin' and Dreamin'
Readin' and Dreamin' rated it
5.0 The Garden Party and Other Stories
Oh, Katherine Mansfield, where have you been all my life?I'm no expert on this type of writing, but I know beautiful stuff when I read it. With 15 stories crammed into this small volume, I felt immensely involved with the characters of all of them. To me, none of the stories had a real beginning, no...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
A lavish party at the luxurious Sheridan family home is jeopardised when a local workman meets with a tragic death. Read by Romola Garai.Broadcast on:BBC Radio 4, 3:30pm Wednesday 30th December 2009Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
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