The Doll's House (short story)

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"The Doll's House" is a 1922 short story by Katherine Mansfield. It was first published in The Nation and Atheneum on 4 February 1922 and subsequently appeared in The Dove's Nest and Other Stories. Mansfield used an alternative title in other editions, including "At Karori".[1]

Major themes[edit]

The school is portrayed as a melting pot or mixing of all social classes, and the Kelveys as the lowest of the social classes. The other children are discouraged from talking to them; they are outcasts. The Burnells (Kezia, Isabel and Lottie) are one of the higher-ranking families. Class distinction is also a major theme of this short story.

Literary significance[edit]

The text is written in the modernist mode, with minute details and haphazard narrative voices.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Mansfield, Katherine. "explanatory notes". Selected Stories. Oxford World's Classics. 

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