Introducing Little Clothbound Classics: irresistible, mini editions of short stories, novellas and essays from the world’s greatest writers, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith.
Celebrating the range and diversity of Penguin Classics, they take us from snowy Japan to springtime Vienna, from haunted New England to a sun-drenched Mediterranean island, and from a game of chess on the ocean to a love story on the moon. Beautifully designed and printed, these collectible editions are bound in colourful, tactile cloth and stamped with foil.
Katherine Mansfield’s perceptive and resonant writing helped to define the modern short story, observing apparently trivial incidents to create quietly devastating revelations of inner lives. Graceful, delicate and burning with emotion, Mansfield’s stories were integral in shaping the Modernist movement and redefined a genre. This collection contains some of Mansfield’s most celebrated stories, including ‘Bliss’, ‘The Garden Party’ and ‘The Daughters of the Late Colonel’.
‘The only writing I have ever been jealous of.’ – Virginia Woolf