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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.

Katherine Mansfield became well-known for her focus on psychological conflicts and complex characters; and "Bliss" displays these qualities brilliantly, exploring themes of marriage, adultery and duplicity. This set also contains five other short stories by Katherine Mansfield: "Mr Reginald Peacock's Day", "Pictures", "The Little Governess", "Feuille D'Album", and "A Dill Pickle".

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  • P. Donovan
  • 12-03-17

Beautiful readings of sublime stories

As ever, Juliet Stevenson reads these profoundly moving stories so beautifully that these gems really come alive. More please!

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  • Victoria
  • 07-03-20

Loved every word of it

There is such truth in these stories though they are set in a time so different from ours. I'm deeply moved. The words are beautiful and thoughtfully written and so perfectly read by Juliet Stevenson with perfect timing and tone. I can't imagine a better reader for the book. I loved every word of it. A pity it's only 2.5hrs long. This is one of my favourite Audible books.