Read by Liza Ross, Eve Karpf & Ghizela Rowe (Unabridged: 4hrs 5mins)
Katherine Mansfield was a mistress of the short story form. Her stories often start with what seems like an abrupt interruption into peoples lives yet, within a sentence or two, we are wholly at home in these new settings. Her tragic early death deprived us of untold glories but those she left behind sparkle and radiate with an energy that few others have matched.
Short stories have always been a sort of instant access into an author’s brain, their soul and heart. A few pages can lift our lives into locations, people and experiences with a sweep of landscape, narration, feelings and emotions that is difficult to achieve elsewhere.
In this series we try to offer up tried and trusted ‘Top Tens’ across many different themes and authors. But any anthology will immediately throw up the questions – Why that story? Why that author?
The theme itself will form the boundaries for our stories which range from well-known classics, newly told, to stories that modern times have overlooked but perfectly exemplify the theme. Throughout the volume our authors whether of instant recognition or new to you are all leviathans of literature.
Some you may disagree with but they will get you thinking; about our choices and about those you would have made. If this volume takes you on a path to discover more of these miniature masterpieces then we have all gained something.
01 - The Top 10 Katherine Mansfield - An Introduction
02 - The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
03 - The Voyage by Katherine Mansfield
04 - Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield
05 - Bliss by Katherine Mansfield
06 - The Lady's Maid by Katherine Mansfield
07 - Mr And Mrs Dove by Katherine Mansfield
08 - The Canary by Katherine Mansfield
09 - A Dill Pickle by Katherine Mansfield
10 - Psychology by Katherine Mansfield
11 - Life of Ma Parker by Katherine Mansfield