The garden party by Katherine Mansfield

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Published by Creative Education in Mankato, MN .

Written in English

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  • Death -- Fiction,
  • Social classes -- Fiction,
  • Parties -- Fiction

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A frivolous, wealthy family"s garden party continues uninterrupted by the death of a working-class neighbor. Includes an analysis of the story and a biography of the author.

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Book details

Statementby Katherine Mansfield.
SeriesCreative short stories
LC ClassificationsPZ7.M3176 Gar 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23686924M
ISBN 109781583419182
LC Control Number2009027887

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