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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 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) — biography from The Garden Party… (more)
The Garden Party 1,403 copies, 38 reviews
Bliss and Other Stories 675 copies, 14 reviews
In a German Pension 480 copies, 14 reviews
Stories 360 copies
Journal of Katherine Mansfield 231 copies, 4 reviews
Stories by Katherine Mansfield 152 copies, 1 review
Miss Brill - 3 stories 113 copies, 4 reviews
At the Bay 88 copies, 2 reviews
The Aloe 82 copies, 2 reviews
The Escape 81 copies
The Montana Stories 74 copies, 3 reviews
The Garden Party - short story 73 copies, 3 reviews
The Doll's House 67 copies, 2 reviews
Prelude (Modern Voices) 57 copies, 2 reviews
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Poems 24 copies
Twelve stories 23 copies
The Fly 18 copies, 1 review
Racconti 15 copies
Seligkeit. 11 copies
Classic Women's Short Stories 11 copies, 1 review
Felicidade e Outros Contos 7 copies, 1 review
Les nouvelles 7 copies
Poemetti 6 copies
A cup of tea 5 copies
A Dill Pickle 4 copies
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Cinco Contos 3 copies
Noveller 2 copies
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Psychology 2 copies
1919 1 copy
Oeuvre romanesque 1 copy, 1 review
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Poesie 1 copy
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No title 1 copy
Tagebuch 1 copy
In Bavaria 1 copy
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A Bad Idea 1 copy
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Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (Contributor) 1,180 copies, 14 reviews
50 Great Short Stories (Contributor) 1,156 copies, 8 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 882 copies, 7 reviews
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The Mrs Dalloway Reader (Contributor) 416 copies, 4 reviews
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Points of View: Revised Edition (Contributor) 395 copies, 5 reviews
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (Contributor) 355 copies, 7 reviews
Best Short Stories of the Modern Age (Contributor, some editions) 328 copies, 4 reviews
The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories (Contributor) 290 copies, 3 reviews
A Treasury of Short Stories (Contributor) 282 copies
A World of Great Stories 249 copies, 4 reviews
The World's Greatest Short Stories (Contributor) 245 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (Contributor) 227 copies, 2 reviews
Love Letters (Contributor) 173 copies, 1 review
The Second Penguin Book of English Short Stories (Contributor, some editions) 115 copies
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (Contributor) 114 copies
The Persephone Book of Short Stories (Contributor) 110 copies, 2 reviews
Great English Short Stories (Contributor) 99 copies, 1 review
Poems Between Women (Contributor) 87 copies
The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories by Women (Contributor) 78 copies, 1 review
China's Silent Army: The Pioneers, Traders, Fixers and Workers Who Are… (Translator, some editions) 73 copies, 15 reviews
The Gender of Modernism: A Critical Anthology (Contributor) 62 copies, 1 review
Reading for Pleasure (Contributor) 49 copies
Great Classic Stories: 22 Unabridged Classics (Contributor, some editions) 47 copies, 3 reviews
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Masters of the Modern Short Story (Contributor) 43 copies
Stories To Get You Through The Night (Contributor) 31 copies
Mothers and Daughters: An Anthology (Contributor) 30 copies, 1 review
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101 Mystery Stories (Contributor) 26 copies
Studies in Fiction (Contributor) 22 copies, 1 review
Story to Anti-Story (Contributor) 13 copies
Twenty-Nine Stories (Contributor) 12 copies
31 Stories (Contributor) 12 copies, 2 reviews
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Top Teen Stories (Contributor) 6 copies
The Story Survey (Contributor) 6 copies
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Teen-Age Treasury for Girls (Contributor) 5 copies, 1 review
Evergreen Stories (Contributor) 5 copies
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The Anthology of Love and Romance (Contributor) 4 copies
Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume I (Contributor) 4 copies, 1 review
Immortal Stories (Contributor) 3 copies
Child's Ploy (Contributor) 3 copies
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (Contributor) 3 copies
Husbands and Lovers (Contributor) 2 copies, 1 review
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Modern Short Stories (Contributor) 2 copies
The College Short Story Reader (Contributor) 2 copies
El cuento literario (Contributor) 2 copies
Even op verhaal komen (Contributor) 1 copy
London Unplugged (original short story, segment "Pictures") 1 copy
Modern Short Stories (Contributor) 1 copy
Stories of Adolescence (Contributor) 1 copy
Introduction to Fiction (Contributor) 1 copy

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