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Bliss

and Other Stories

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,615 / 178 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.5
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 23,189
Added to site: 2007.02.04
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"Miss Brill," the bittersweet story of a fragile woman living an ephemeral life of observation and simple pleasures in Paris, established Mansfield as one of the preeminent writers of the Modernist period. The title story, which involved a similar character facing her husband's infidelity, also found critical acclaim. -Wikipedia

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Prelude
Je Ne Parle Pas Francais
Bliss
The Wind Blows
Psychology
Pictures
The Man Without A Temperament
Mr. Reginald Peacock's Day
Sun And Moon
Feuille D'album
A Dill Pickle
The Little Governess
Revelations
The Escape

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2014.08.23
sardo Weems
*****

Like, The Garden Party, these stories are beautifully written and character-driven. You learn more and more about the people by the things they say and do. Some of the stories are tedious expositions of petty people, but all are worth reading.
I would read one, then read something else, and when I went back to read the next, be surprised by the talent of the author. I liked, Pictures, best. It is a simple story of a destitute singer past her prime, trying to make a living as an actress. It reminded me of Robert Frost's wicked poem, Provide, Provide.
As in Garden Party, no one gets shot, and there are no space ships, pirates, or detectives, so you've been warned


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