Interesting Literature

A summary and analysis of Katherine Mansfield’s classic short story

‘The Garden Party’ (1920) is probably Katherine Mansfield‘s best-known and best-loved story. She never wrote a full-length novel, but – taking her cue from such innovators as Anton Chekhov – made the short story form her own. A brief introduction to the story’s plot, themes, and language will, we hope, help to demonstrate why the story has become a classic example of modernist literature.

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