The Garden Party (Unabridged)

Written by:
Katherine Mansfield
Narrated by:
Helena Mitchell

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2020
0 hours 32 minutes
The Garden Party is a 1922 short story by Katherine Mansfield. It was first published (as 'The Garden-Party') in three parts in the Saturday Westminster Gazette on 4 and 11 February 1922, and the Weekly Westminster Gazette on 18 February 1922. It later appeared in The Garden Party: and Other Stories. Its luxurious setting is based on Mansfield's childhood home at 133 Tinakori Road (originally numbered 75), the second of three houses in Thorndon, Wellington that her family lived in.
The wealthy Sheridan family prepares to host a garden party. Laura is charged with instructing the workers on the placement of the marquee. Her haughty air quickly disintegrates into an intimidating admiration for the workingmen, with whom she feels a personal connection.
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