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Short Stories: Classic Women's Short Stories



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Five stories from influential women writers of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century. New Zealand-born Katherine Mansfield settled in England where she wrote a series of short stories that are widely recognised as among the finest of the twentieth century for their economy, clarity, sensitivity and effect. 'The Garden Party' is one of her most famous, while 'Daughters of the Late Colonel' shows a wonderful sense of wit. Kate Chopin, writing in the last years of the nineteenth century, broke new ground with her daring view of women as individuals with human needs. 'Lilacs' and 'Ma'ame Pelagie' are sympathetic portraits of women with differing dilemmas. Woolf's 'A Mark on the Wall' shows, in short story form, the turmoil within the stillness which became such a mark of her later novels.
Facts
Item number NA223812
Barcode 9789626342381
Release date 01/09/2001
Category
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Media type CD
Number of units 2
Performers
Artists Carole Boyd
Liza Ross
Teresa Gallagher
Composers Kate Chopin
Katherine Mansfield
Virginia Woolf
Producers Nicolas Soames
Disc: 1
The Garden Party
1 'And after all the weather was ideal.'
2 'She was still, listening.'
3 'Sadie brought them in and went back to the door.'
4 'Lunch was over by half-past one.'
5 'It was growing dusky...'
6 'The week after was one of the busiest of their li
7 'Another thing which complicated matters...'
8 'But after all, it was not long now...'
9 'Well, at any rate, all that part of it was over.'
10 'But the strain told on them when they were back i
11 'Josephine made no reply.'
12 'They were interrupted by Kate...'
13 'But at that moment in the street...'
Disc: 2
The Mark on the Wall
1 'Some little sparrows, young sparrow...'
2 'When the war began...'
3 'La Petite had determined upon trying to fit herse
4 'Ma'ame Pelagie, when she saw that her sister slep
5 'Little more than a year later...'
6 'Mme Adrienne Farival never announced her coming.'
7 'They lingered long upon the foot-bridge...'
8 'Yes, Adrienne was at home. Paris had engulfed her
9 'It was precisely a year later.'
10 'Perhaps it was the middle of January...'
11 'In certain lights that mark on the wall seems act
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