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PITHY QUOTE FROM Mansfield: Collected Letters

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In fact, all is very devilish and if it weren't for Jane Austen in the evenings we should be in despair ... We are reading her through. She is one of those writers who seem to not only improve by keeping but to develop entirely new adorable qualities. 'Emma' was our first. John sighed over Jane Fairfax — I felt that Mr. Knightley in the shrubbery would be happiness.

The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield. Volume 4, Letter To Elizabeth, Countess Russell, [c. 15 December 1921]

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The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield

ISBN: 978-1-57085-565-8

Language: English

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Katherine Mansfield.
Photograph by Stanley P. Andrew.
By permission. Alexander Turnbull National Library
Wellington, New Zealand

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Mansfield, Katherine. The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield. Edited by Vincent O'Sullivan and Margaret Scott. 4 vols. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1984-1996.


Vincent O'Sullivan is Professor of English, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Margaret Scott is manuscripts librarian at the Alexander Turnbull National Library in Wellington, New Zealand. She is the author of Recollecting Mansfield (2001); and edited The Katherine Mansfield Notebooks (1997) and the Katherine Mansfield Diary (1988).

. . . this collection of [Mansfield's] letters provides, finally, an accurate and reliable foundation for Mansfield scholarship.

—English Literature in Transition