The scan does not do this beautiful book justice.
Translated from French by M. Duproix, I thought that after reading The Garden Party so many times I would know this classic modernist short story well enough to understand it in French...
I highly recommend the work of Katherine Mansfield who moved to England from New Zealand at the age of 19 to commit herself to writing. Inspired by Anton Chekov, her short stories contain multiple narratives that are often hinged on psychological conflict making them often funny and very real. She wrote The Garden Party in 1922 and it was her most popular short story, gaining her the respect of the queen of modernism, Virginia Woolf despite her writing in her diary that she found her common.... <3