This Norton Critical Edition includes thirty-five of Katherine Mansfield's short stories with explanatory annotations.
Katherine Mansfield developed quickly as a writer, and from 1918 until a few months before her death in February 1923, she wrote with the urgency of a woman who knew the time available to her was limited. Almost all of Mansfield's stories first appeared in magazines and periodicals, before either she, or after her death her husband, the critic John Middleton Murry, arranged them in collections. Vincent O'Sullivan is Professor of English Emeritus at Victoria University of Wellington as well as a novelist, poet, and biographer. He is the editor of The Oxford Book of New Zealand Poetry, The Oxford Book of New Zealand Stories, The Selected Letters of Katherine Mansfield, and, with Margaret Scott, the five-volume edition of The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield.