The Garden Party and Other Stories
This classic has been released in the Popular Penguin format to mark 50 years of publishing in New Zealand. The format reaches further back to 1935, when Allen Lane founded Penguin Books with a clear vision: ‘We believed in the existence of a vast reading public for intelligent books at a low price, and staked everything on it.’
Innovative and perceptive, these stories were written towards the end of Katherine Mansfield's tragically short life. All are revelations of the unspoken, half-understood emotions that make up everyday experience — from the vivid, impressionistic evocation of family life in 'At the Bay' to the poignant, haunting, miniature masterpiece 'The Garden Party'.
Publication date: 30 August 2010