In a German Pension
The first US edition of Katherine Mansfield's short stories
First US edition. Hardback, bound in the original green cloth with paper title label to spine and decorative endpapers. 19.5 × 13cm, 199pp.
Katherine Mansfield's first collection containing eleven short stories. It was first published in the UK in 1911. The stories were written after her stay in Bad Wörishofen, a German spa town in 1909, where she was taken by her mother after her disastrous marriage, pregnancy and miscarriage. Some reflect the coarse habits and arrogance of Germans, and some refer to the exploitation and repression of women by men. Mansfield refused permission for a reprint in 1920s not wanting to contribute to post-war triumphalism and this US edition was published a few years after her death.
A good solid copy. The spine is slightly tanned with some wear to the title label. The pages have mild foxing but otherwise the book is in good, strong, readable condition.