The 15 stories collected in this volume demonstrate the genius of a woman who, in her own short lifetime, was compared to Chekhov....
It is a June day in London in 1923, and the lovely Clarissa Dalloway is having a party....
Maggie Tulliver has two lovers: Philip Wakem, son of her father’s enemy, and Stephen Guest, already promised to her cousin....
This significant piece of literature by Joseph Conrad is a moody, symbolic narrative that follows Charles Marlow as he retells his early days as a steamboat captain on the Congo River....
Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon....
Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her....
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.
Big fan of Katherine Mansfield but this narrator is hard to listen to, would be better suited to jackanory.
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I have always loved the stories of Katherine Mansfield and to hear Miriam Margoyles read them was a great treat. She is one of my very favoutite actors and when I noticed she was the reader of 'Bliss', I just had to have it.
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What made the experience of listening to Bliss and Other Stories the most enjoyable?
Her stories really thrive on audio and seem to gain even more life and grace
Who was your favorite character and why?
What about Miriam Margolyes’s performance did you like?
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Really? Silly question - as if that were the destiny of all books
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