Katherine Mansfield

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Katherine Mansfield


Born
in Wellington, New Zealand
October 14, 1888

Died
January 09, 1923

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Anton Chekhov


Kathleen Mansfield Murry was a prominent New Zealand modernist writer of short fiction who wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield.

Katherine Mansfield is widely considered one of the best short story writers of her period. A number of her works, including "Miss Brill", "Prelude", "The Garden Party", "The Doll's House", and later works such as "The Fly", are frequently collected in short story anthologies. Mansfield also proved ahead of her time in her adoration of Russian playwright and short story writer Anton Chekhov, and incorporated some of his themes and techniques into her writing.

Katherine Mansfield was part of a "new dawn" in English literature with T S Elliot, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. She was associated with the bril
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Average rating: 3.79 · 27,683 ratings · 2,382 reviews · 318 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Garden Party and Other ...

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3.87 avg rating — 5,294 ratings — published 1922 — 175 editions
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The Collected Stories of Ka...

4.15 avg rating — 1,667 ratings — published 1945 — 28 editions
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Miss Brill

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3.59 avg rating — 1,182 ratings — published 1920 — 11 editions
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Stories

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4.17 avg rating — 775 ratings — published 1920 — 24 editions
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Bliss & Other Stories

3.96 avg rating — 926 ratings — published 1920 — 79 editions
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The Garden Party

3.61 avg rating — 744 ratings — published 1922 — 40 editions
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Bliss

3.66 avg rating — 529 ratings — published 1918 — 13 editions
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In a German Pension: 13 Sto...

3.75 avg rating — 613 ratings — published 1911 — 67 editions
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Selected Stories

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3.97 avg rating — 820 ratings — published 1948 — 24 editions
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Something Childish But Very...

3.57 avg rating — 317 ratings — published 1924 — 9 editions
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“The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.”
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Polls

May 2017 Short Story Poll

 
  73 votes, 22.7%

Night by Elie Wiesel, 120 pages, 1958
 
  46 votes, 14.3%

 
  38 votes, 11.8%

 
  23 votes, 7.1%

First Love by Ivan Turgenev, 124 pages, 1856
 
  19 votes, 5.9%

Babette's Feast by Isak Dinesen, 54 pages, 1958
 
  16 votes, 5.0%

 
  16 votes, 5.0%

The Garden Party and Other Stories Title Story by Katherine Mansfield, very few pages, 1922
 
  15 votes, 4.7%

 
  14 votes, 4.3%

Passing by Nella Larsen, 122 pages, 1929
 
  12 votes, 3.7%

R.U.R. by Karel Čapek, 58 pages, 1920
 
  12 votes, 3.7%

 
  12 votes, 3.7%

Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 88 pages, 1872
 
  10 votes, 3.1%

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, 69 pages, 1989
 
  9 votes, 2.8%

 
  7 votes, 2.2%

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