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Download Bliss & Other Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

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One of Katherine Mansfield's finest short stories, Bliss introduces us to Bertha, who experiences a sense of rapture as she reflects on her life. On her walk home one day, she is overwhelmed by a sense of bliss and contentment.

However, her joy later turns to disappointment as she discovers her husband is having an affair with her new friend Pearl.

Katherine Mansfield became well-known for her focus on psychological conflicts and complex characters; and Bliss displays these qualities brilliantly, exploring themes of marriage, adultery and duplicity. This set also contains five other short stories by Katherine Mansfield: Mr Reginald Peacock's Day, Pictures, The Little Governess, Feuille D'Album, and A Dill Pickle. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bonnie | 1/14/2011

    " I loved this. So full of rapture and excitement. I just rushed from one blissful moment until I catapulted myself almost over the edge with its shocking ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 12/24/2010

    " Famous Kiwi author. I used to go past her house all the time in Wellington. Great style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by R.a. | 6/25/2009

    " I do see why Virginia Woolf considered Mansfield her greatest threat; yet, she and her husband published her work.

    Despite influences from Chekhov, her stories are her own and reveal many a folly into which we fall.

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/4/2009

    " i am entirely enchanted by katherine mansfield right now--haven't read much of it before. i love the way there is this horrible, unbearable sadness lurking just beneath the surface of every lovely, normal-seeming scene. "

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