This study guide will help you analyze the short story “Sixpence” (1921) by Katherine Mansfield. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
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Author: Katherine Mansfield
Genre: Short story
Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) was a New Zealand writer, best known for her poetry and short stories. Her modernist texts mainly explore the psychological nature of human experience, family life, and gender roles. She also highlights the condition of women in a patriarchal society in the early 20th century. Her most popular works include “The Garden Party” (1922) and “Bliss” (1918).
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