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Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923)

Author of The Garden Party

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About the Author

Katherine Mansfield was born Katherine Beauchamp in Wellington, New Zealand on October 14, 1888, the third daughter of a prominent banker. She attended the Wellington College for Girls before entering Queen's College in London in 1903. Her interest in the cello led to lessons at the Royal Academy show more of Music, where she became secretly engaged to a young prodigy named Arnold Trowell, who already had a successful concert career. Upon being summoned back to New Zealand by her father in 1906, she decided to abandon music in favor of writing. She soon had three stories published in a Melbourne monthly and gained her father's consent to return to England. Once there, she became depressed when she found that Trowell no longer loved her, and she rushed into a hasty marriage to a young musician, only to leave him a few days later. She had a miscarriage, which marked the beginning of her decline in health. After returning to England in 1910, Katherine Beauchamp published her work under the name Katherine Mansfield. A collection of her stories, "In a German Pension," was published in 1911. A year later, she met John Middleton Murry, who eventually became her second husband when she was finally able to secure a divorce. By the time of this marriage in 1918, Mansfield was found to have tuberculosis. Her ill health, combined with the death of her brother in World War I, turned the focus of her work inward and on her homeland. Her memoirs, collected in a book entitled "Bliss," secured her reputation as a writer, and she followed it up with the equally acclaimed "Garden Party and Other Stories." Her lyrical style and stream of consciousness method placed her along side James Joyce and Virginia Woolf for her strength of characterization and her subtlety of detail. Katherine Mansfield died on January 9, 1923 at the Gurdjieff Institute for the Harmonic Development of Man at Fontainebleau. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Photo by Stanley Polkinghorne Andrew (1913)

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Works by Katherine Mansfield

The Garden Party (1922) 1,493 copies
Bliss and Other Stories (1921) 712 copies
In a German Pension (1911) 500 copies
Stories (1991) 381 copies
Journal (1927) 253 copies
Miss Brill - 3 stories (2015) 143 copies
At the Bay (1981) 92 copies
The Aloe (1930) 89 copies
The Escape (1995) 83 copies
The Montana Stories (2001) 80 copies
The Doll's House (1986) 69 copies
Prelude (Modern Voices) (1918) 60 copies
Miss Brill - short story (1600) 30 copies
Twelve stories (1777) 24 copies
Poems (1923) 23 copies
Alla baia e altri racconti (2011) 19 copies
Novels and Novelists (1930) 18 copies
The Fly (2013) 17 copies
Racconti (2001) 16 copies
The Urewera notebook (1978) 15 copies
34 Short Stories (1957) 14 copies
Le Voyage indiscret (1950) 13 copies
Seligkeit. (1987) 11 copies
Meistererzählungen (1995) 10 copies
Stories for Summer (1992) 9 copies
Je ne parle pas français (1992) 9 copies
Relatos breves (2000) 8 copies
Felicidad y otros cuentos (2016) 8 copies
Les nouvelles (2006) 8 copies
The Garden Party (2015) 8 copies
Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 3 (2007) — Contributor — 7 copies
Poemetti 6 copies
The Garden Party: Five Short Stories (1983) — Author — 5 copies
A cup of tea (2000) 5 copies
Her First Ball (2014) 5 copies
Mr. and Mrs. Dove (2014) 4 copies
The Voyage: Short Story (2014) 4 copies
En una pensión alemana. (1990) 4 copies
Contos (2005) 4 copies
A Dill Pickle (2013) 4 copies
Quaderno d'appunti (2011) 4 copies
Fiesta en el jardín (1990) 4 copies
The Lady's Maid (1922) 4 copies
La felicidad 3 copies
Noveller (2019) 3 copies
Dicha & Preludio (1994) 3 copies
Sunce i mjesec (1991) 3 copies
Cinco Contos (2002) 3 copies
Über die Liebe (1995) 3 copies
Reisen in den Sommer (1999) 3 copies
Prelude & Other Stories (2021) 3 copies
Félicité (1997) 3 copies
Short Stories One (1991) 3 copies
An Ideal Family (2014) 3 copies
Life of Ma Parker (2014) 3 copies
The Singing Lesson (2014) 3 copies
Psychology 3 copies
The Stranger: Short Story (2014) 3 copies
Marriage & families (2013) 2 copies
Briefe (1992) 2 copies
Six Stories (1957) 2 copies
Feuille d'Album 2 copies
BEATITUDINE. (1960) 2 copies
Cahier de notes (1944) 2 copies
Koyda (Turkish Edition) (2019) 2 copies
Numa Pensao Alema (2009) 2 copies
The Young Girl (2014) 2 copies
Sex & Lies (2013) 2 copies
In Bavaria (2013) 2 copies
Bliss, Feuille d'Album (2000) 2 copies
Glück: Erzählungen (1986) 2 copies
La criatura terrestre — Author — 2 copies
Psychologie 1 copy
Yolculuk 1 copy
Lettere 1 copy
Listy 1 copy
Not quite poetry (2006) 1 copy
1919 1 copy
CARTAS 1 copy
1: Felicita 1 copy
Päiväkirjani (2023) 1 copy
Los Burnell (2023) 1 copy
Opowiadania 1 copy
Felicità 1 copy
No title 1 copy
Honeymoon 1 copy
Daphne 1 copy
All Serene! 1 copy
A Bad Idea 1 copy
Honesty 1 copy
Susannah 1 copy
Weak Heart 1 copy
Widowed 1 copy
Duje vítr 1 copy
Bank Holiday (2014) 1 copy
Four poems (Pamphilet) (1981) 1 copy
Tagebuch (1975) 1 copy
Främlingen 1 copy
Poesie 1 copy
Dramatic sketches (1989) 1 copy
Juwelen 1 copy
Diario: 1910-1922 (2010) 1 copy
Tales Of A Courtyard (2010) 1 copy
Jurnal trist 1 copy
L' aloe (1999) 1 copy
Cuentos 1 copy
La evasión 1 copy

Associated Works

50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Contributor — 1,267 copies
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (2005) — Contributor — 1,225 copies
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contributor, some editions — 929 copies
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contributor — 684 copies
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Contributor, some editions — 555 copies
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Contributor — 515 copies
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contributor — 465 copies
The Penguin Book of English Short Stories (1967) — Contributor — 433 copies
The Mrs Dalloway Reader (2003) — Contributor — 429 copies
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contributor — 416 copies
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Contributor — 367 copies
Best Short Stories of the Modern Age (1962) — Contributor, some editions — 335 copies
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Contributor — 300 copies
The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories (1993) — Contributor — 299 copies
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Contributor — 295 copies
The World's Greatest Short Stories (2006) — Contributor — 275 copies
A World of Great Stories (1947) 263 copies
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contributor — 237 copies
Love Letters (1996) — Contributor — 184 copies
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contributor — 119 copies
The Persephone Book of Short Stories (2012) — Contributor — 119 copies
The Second Penguin Book of English Short Stories (1972) — Contributor, some editions — 119 copies
Great English Short Stories (1957) — Contributor — 110 copies
The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (2007) — Contributor — 110 copies
Outstanding Short Stories [Penguin Readers] (1982) — Contributor — 99 copies
Poems Between Women (1997) — Contributor — 93 copies
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Contributor — 84 copies
The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories by Women (1995) — Contributor — 82 copies
Ten Modern Masters: An Anthology of the Short Story (1953) — Contributor — 74 copies
Some Other Country: New Zealand's Best Short Stories (1984) — Contributor — 72 copies
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Contributor — 67 copies
The Gender of Modernism: A Critical Anthology (1990) — Contributor — 64 copies
Great Classic Stories: 22 Unabridged Classics (2005) — Contributor — 54 copies
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Contributor — 52 copies
Modern Short Stories (1939) — Contributor — 49 copies
Masters of the Modern Short Story (1945) — Contributor — 47 copies
The Virago Book of Such Devoted Sisters (1993) — Contributor — 44 copies
Modern English Short Stories (1939) — Contributor — 36 copies
New Zealand Short Stories: 1st Series (1953) — Contributor — 36 copies
The Oxford Book of English Love Stories (1996) — Contributor — 36 copies
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contributor — 34 copies
Stories To Get You Through The Night (2010) — Contributor — 33 copies
Mothers and Daughters: An Anthology (1998) — Contributor — 33 copies
The Second Persephone Book of Short Stories (2019) — Contributor — 27 copies
The Second Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1997) — Contributor — 27 copies
101 Mystery Stories (1986) — Contributor — 26 copies
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contributor — 22 copies
The Flamingo Anthology of New Zealand Short Stories (2000) — Contributor — 21 copies
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contributor — 17 copies
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contributor — 16 copies
Uomini che non ho sposato (2016) — Contributor — 15 copies
Classic Short Stories by Trailblazing Women (2023) — Contributor — 14 copies
Love Stories: Classic Tales of Romance (2010) — Contributor — 13 copies
Stories of Initiation. (Lernmaterialien) (1978) — Contributor — 13 copies
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contributor — 13 copies
Twenty-Nine Stories (1960) — Contributor — 13 copies
31 Stories (1960) — Contributor — 12 copies
Selected English short stories XIX & XX centuries (1914) — Contributor — 11 copies
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Contributor — 10 copies
Growing Up Stories (1995) — Contributor — 10 copies
England forteller : britiske og irske noveller (1970) — Contributor — 10 copies
Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 2 (2006) — Contributor — 9 copies
Meesters der Engelse vertelkunst (1957) — Contributor — 8 copies
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Contributor — 8 copies
Laatunovelleja (1998) 8 copies
New Zealand Love Stories: An Oxford Anthology (2000) — Contributor — 7 copies
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Contributor — 7 copies
Twelve Short Masterpieces (1986) — Contributor — 7 copies
Time to Be Young: Great Stories of the Growing Years (1945) — Contributor — 7 copies
Top Teen Stories (2004) — Contributor — 6 copies
The Story Survey (1953) — Contributor — 6 copies
A book of shorter stories (1962) — Contributor — 6 copies
Evergreen Stories (1998) — Contributor — 5 copies
The Anthology of Love and Romance (1994) — Contributor — 5 copies
Thirteen Short Stories (1968) — Contributor — 5 copies
Teen-Age Treasury for Girls (1958) — Contributor — 5 copies
The Best British Short Stories of 1923 (1923) — Contributor — 5 copies
Child's Ploy (1984) — Contributor — 4 copies
Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume I (2005) — Contributor — 4 copies
Eighteen Stories (1965) 4 copies
The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writing (2015) — Contributor — 4 copies
Modern Short Stories — Contributor — 3 copies
Racconti di cinema (2014) — Contributor — 3 copies
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (1971) — Contributor — 3 copies
Immortal Stories (2013) — Contributor — 3 copies
Modern Short Stories — Contributor — 2 copies
Husbands and Lovers (1949) — Contributor — 2 copies
London Unplugged (2021) — original short story, segment "Pictures" — 2 copies
Representative Modern Short Stories (1929) — Contributor — 2 copies
The College Short Story Reader (1948) — Contributor — 2 copies
El cuento literario (2008) — Contributor — 2 copies
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contributor — 2 copies
After the Fair and Other Stories (1986) — Contributor — 1 copy
Virginia's Sisters: An anthology of women's writing (2023) — Contributor — 1 copy
Stories of Adolescence (1979) — Contributor — 1 copy
Introduction to Fiction (1974) — Contributor — 1 copy
Even op verhaal komen — Contributor — 1 copy

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