Mansfield Katherine

Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) was a New Zealand-born writer who lived most of her life in England. Although she died at the age of 35, she was a well-known writer of short stories. In a time of few women writers, Mansfield exercised a passionate women’s voice: her use of symbolism perfectly fleshes out her plots of human emotion. Mansfield’s works are celebrated across the world, and have been published in 25 languages.

Bliss is a modernist short story first published in 1918. It was published in the English Review in August 1918 and later reprinted in Bliss and Other Stories.