“I was jealous of her writing – the only writing I have ever been jealous of.” VIRGINIA WOOLF
A wealthy family prepares to host a garden party. When they learn that their working-class neighbour has died, their young daughter Laura protests that the party should be called off; yet no one else agrees. Afterward, she visits the home of the deceased. Her brother encounters her later, alone, and through her despair he understands that his sister has come to recognise her own mortality.
KATHERINE MANSFIELD (1888–1923) was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and moved to the United Kingdom as a teenager. She is considered one of the greatest short story writers of the modern age – a reputation she acquired even during her brief lifetime – and published five collections.
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