Fifty short stories by women writers who broke the mould.
This is a story from the Bliss & Other Stories collection.
The short story is considered to be one of the most challenging genres because of the need for compact plotlines and the ability to conjure up atmosphere and character in a few sentences and to engage the reader instantly. This collection presents 66 of the greatest examples of the genre - many of them well known, some hidden literary treasures, all of them exquisite examples of the short story at its finest.
An intriguing collection of short stories by some of the greatest women fiction writers of the last century. The Lifted Veil – George Eliot Miss Brill – Katherine Mansfield The Fly – Katherine Mansfield The Jew’s Beech Tree – Annette von Droste-Hülshoff The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman Mansize in Marble – Edith Nesbit
"Mediocre stories and reading"
Widely anthologized, The Garden Party is considered Katherine Mansfield's finest piece of short fiction. First published in 1922, it immediately became a classic example of the short story form.
One of Katherine Mansfield's finest short stories, "Bliss" introduces us to Bertha, who experiences a sense of rapture as she reflects on her life. On her walk home one day, she is overwhelmed by a sense of bliss and contentment. However, her joy later turns to disappointment as she discovers her husband is having an affair with her new friend Pearl.
A glittering collection of classic short stories. 1. "The Hoop" by Fedor Sologub; 2. "Miracles" by Barry Pain; 3. "In a Far-off World" by Olive Schreiner; 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by George Gissing; 5. "A Dream of Wild Bees" by Olive Schreiner; 6. "A Very Black Business" by Ernest Bramah; 7. "The Missing Years" by Barry Pain; 8. "The Pig and Whistle" by George Gissing; 9. "A Soothing Dream" by Fedor Sologub; 10. "Life’s Gifts" by Olive Schreiner...and many more.
"the best yet"
Katherine Mansfield's heartbreaking story of playground bullying. The Kelvey children are excluded from the schoolyard crowd because they come from a poor family with more than a hint of disreputableness about them. When the Burnell children are given a doll's house and invite their school friends two by two to see it, only the Kelveys are excluded. Until one day, Kezia Burnell decides to invite the Kelveys in to see it....
"A Doll's House"
"Pentru un traducator e un privilegiu sa transpuna în alt vesmânt lingvistic povestirile lui Katherine Mansfield, asa cum pentru un cititor e un privilegiu sa le citeasca. Dupa valurile, mai vechi sau mai noi, de realism - socialist, magic, erotic etc. -, existentialism, structuralism, textualism, postmodernism, dupa avalansa de literatura cu iz de kitsch hollywoodian, debordând de violenta si sexualitate, cât de reconfortanta apare adierea de aer proaspat pe care o degaja povestirile lui Katherine Mansfield!
The 15 stories collected in this volume demonstrate the genius of a woman who, in her own short lifetime, was compared to Chekhov. The tales are sensitive revelations of human behavior in ordinary situations.
"Great writer . . . poor narrator."
A collection of ten classic short stories including "Lost Hearts", "Miss Brill", "The Yellow Paint", "An Encounter", and "The Phantom Coach".
Katherine Mansfield accomplishes an incredible drama with detailed characterization in "Miss Brill", a story only four pages long, written in the early 1920's. The main character is a lonely spinster, probably an elderly Englishwoman, living in a resort area of France near the seashore, earning enough to support herself by tutoring English children and reading the newspapers to an old invalid whose ability to hear and comprehend are questionable. She sits on a bench at the park and creates fantasy scenarios involving the people around her, enhanced by her eavesdropping skills.
Over 24 of the best humorous stories ever written, including: "The Inconsiderate Waiter", by J. M. Barrie; "Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger", by Saki; "Curried Cow", by Ambrose Bierce; "Cannibalism in the Cars", by Mark Twain; "A Love Knot", by W. W. Jacobs; "A Bottomless Grave", by Ambrose Bierce; "Biffin on the Bassoon", by Harry Graham; "Esme", by Saki; "Germans at Meat", by Katherine Mansfield; and "Adrian", by Saki
"An enjoyable listen"
"The Fly", by Katherine Mansfield, deals with the aftermath of the loss of an only beloved son in the wake of World War I. Rife with symbolism, the short story leaves the listener with intriguing questions to ponder. "The Fly" is a wonderful example of writing from a century prior addressing contemporary issues. Read by professional actor and narrator Sara Morsey.
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.
Here are nine unabridged works by legendary female and male writers with themes relevant to women. Some are funny, some moving, all are beautifully read by four of today's best actresses. Stories include "Miss Mina and the Groom" by Wilkie Collins, "Genefer" by Sabine Baring-Gould, "The Singing Lesson" and "A Dill Pickle" by Katherine Mansfield, and "Laura" by Saki.
"Don't bother unless skipping to Juliet Stevenson's"