The Garden Party and Other Stories

The Garden Party and Other Stories

Book - 1971
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Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 1971, c1951.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 254 p. ;,19 cm.

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Katherine Mansfield’s talent for creating evocative tableaus of everyday life is highlighted in this collection of 15 vivid stories which she wrote while dying of tuberculosis in 1923. Ahead of their time and full of perceptive insights into human behaviour, it’s easy to see why Mansfield’s engag... Read More »

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