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Extended Audio Sample The Garden Party and Other Stories (Adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library (Unabridged), by Katherine Mansfield
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,550 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Mansfield Narrator: Paul Panting, Nicollette McKenzie, Joanne Hall, Rachel Atkins Publisher: Oxford University Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Oh, how delightful it is to fall in love for the first time! How exciting to go to your first dance when you are a girl of 18! But life can also be hard and cruel, if you are young and inexperienced and travelling alone across Europe . . . or if you are a child from the wrong social class . . . or a singer without work and the rent to be paid. Set in Europe and New Zealand, these nine stories by Katherine Mansfield dig deep beneath the appearances of life to show us the causes of human happiness and despair. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Katherine Mansfield original by Rosalie Kerr.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Guilia | 2/11/2014

    " Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful! Katherine Mansfield - thank you! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/11/2014

    " Fifteen short stories. The first couple of stories are long on descriptive writing and short on interest. However, as I continued reading, the stories got better and better: They became more concise, sparer, more focused and altogether very powerful. Delightful read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maureen | 2/5/2014

    " Katherine Mansfield was an extraordinary woman, who was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and died at the Prieure in Fontainebleau with Gurdjieff. To me, the short story genre is one of the most difficult to master, because the story has to be complete within restricted parameters. I enjoy these stories, because Mansfield achieves that goal. Although she never goes outside her tier of society, I still felt her speaking to me, mostly from her struggle to answer the question, both for herself and her characters, "Who am I?" Death also figures prominently in many of these stories, and Mansfield uses death to illuminate paradox of living a wonderful, horrible life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Danielle | 2/4/2014

    " It's all about "Miss Brill" "

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