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Prelude

Author: Katherine Mansfield
Publisher: London : Hesperus, 2005.
Series: Modern voices.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A large, seemingly loving family, the Burnells lead an idyllic life, with the children free to play at will, and enough adults on hand to lavish love upon them. Yet alongside this innocent evocation of childhood bliss, another aspect of the household is delicately and unmistakably laid bare as Mansfield exposes the true nature of the family. Pretensions and insecurities rise to the surface in a series of vivid and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories, New Zealand
New Zealand fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923.
Prelude.
London : Hesperus, 2005
(OCoLC)607187468
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Mansfield
ISBN: 1843914077 9781843914075
OCLC Number: 58455758
Notes: Short story by a New Zealand author.
Description: 112 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Prelude --
At the bay --
The doll's house.
Series Title: Modern voices.
Responsibility: Katherine Mansfield ; [foreword by William Boyd].

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A large, seemingly loving family, the Burnells lead an idyllic life, with the children free to play at will, and enough adults on hand to lavish love upon them. Yet alongside this innocent evocation of childhood bliss, another aspect of the household is delicately and unmistakably laid bare as Mansfield exposes the true nature of the family. Pretensions and insecurities rise to the surface in a series of vivid and all too real impressions of domestic life.

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