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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (337 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Mansfield Narrator: Miriam Margolyes Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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'Lottie and Kezia stood on the patch of lawn just inside the gate, all ready for the fray in their coats with brass anchor buttons....'

In the realm of the short story, Katherine Mansfield established a highly original style. Undramatic, poetic, and lyrical, her writing is exquisitely subtle in its treatment of human behaviour. When these 14 short stories were published in 1920, she had already effected a transformation in this form of fiction, and her influence has been deeply felt by subsequent writers. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 11/22/2013

    " Delicate, insightful vignettes with great big gallons of emotional portent and doom swashing around below the surface. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 judith | 8/3/2013

    " Beutifully written, intriguing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ebony morey | 4/13/2013

    " Like Angela Carter, this is so psychologically taut, challenging, illuminating, but this is more devasting and earnest than her counterpart "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 12/23/2012

    " Another book I wish I could read over again, to really fully understand. Her prose is so straightforward, and many of the stories have this yearning, claustraphobic feel to them. I imagine she must have felt like that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie Powell | 11/4/2012

    " Really beautiful "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 8/16/2012

    " 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 Katharine Hawkinson | 2/17/2012

    " Desperation- clawing for what isn't. The narrator was excellent! She was perfect for these intriguing short stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 2/3/2012

    " As always, I adore Katherine Mansfield. The title story "Bliss" has a twist that is so very Mansfield. Good accompaniment to the biography on 20th century women writers I'm currently reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margy | 11/29/2011

    " Stories give the modern reader a glimpse of women's and children's lives in the early years of the 20th century. The Barnes and Noble edition contains a good introduction to the stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saahil | 11/8/2011

    " I have read only the story: Bliss "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 8/8/2011

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin | 6/29/2011

    " Really good. To read the first story (about childhood in NZ) while overseas made me homesick. Beautifully slim and at it's best when describing joy and beauty which was nice to read. A spring and summer book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 3/16/2008

    " Delicate, insightful vignettes with great big gallons of emotional portent and doom swashing around below the surface. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ebony | 9/9/2007

    " Like Angela Carter, this is so psychologically taut, challenging, illuminating, but this is more devasting and earnest than her counterpart "

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