Miss Brill

Miss Brill

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The story is about Miss Brill, a middle-aged English teacher in an unnamed French vacation town. It follows her on a regular Sunday afternoon in the park, which she spends walking and sitting in the park, wearing an old but beloved fur. She sees the world as if it were a stage, and enjoys watching the people around her, often judging them condescendingly. However, she then overhears a young couple's remarks about her, and realizes that she is as bad as the people that she judges.

Title:Miss Brill
ISBN:9783379017275
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    Miss Brill Reviews

  • Petra X - sadly 1 step forward & 2 back

    Pride comes before a fall, or so the saying goes. Miss Brill, the pompous and condescending old lady finds this out when she is seen as one of those weirdo eccentrics who sit in the park and talk to t...

  • Amalia Gkavea

    ‘’God forbid, my darling, that I should be a drag on your happiness.’’ Marriage a la Mode : The loving relationship of a young married couple changes when Isabel falls under the influenc...

  • Duane

    It's difficult for me to describe why I love Katherine Mansfield's short stories so much. Their vibrations fit my vibrations I guess. This story has a simple premise, one identifiable character (Miss ...

  • Sean Barrs

    Whilst I enjoyed the short stories in here, I was surprised that Bliss wasn’t included. It is her most renowned short story and, perhaps, her best one because it shows us the power of an unreliable...

  • Liz Janet

    The main story here is the story of a lady that spends her time listening into people’s conversations as she sits in the park, and then she begins creating her own imaginary world as her loneliness ...

  • Michelle Curie

    "And again, as always, he had the feeling he was holding something that never was quite his. Something too delicate, too precious, that would fly away once he let go." Katherine Mansfield got some ...

  • Hossein Sharifi

    SummaryAlthough the day was warm, Miss Brill was happy she had decided to wear her fur. She had taken it out that morning for the first time all season, brushing its coat and polishing its eyes. She e...

  • Vanessa

    This was my first taste of Katherine Mansfield, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book contains three of her stories - Marriage à La Mode, Miss Brill, and The Stranger.Out of the three, Marriage à L...

  • Kabrina

    Miss Brill reminded me of myself and I was surging with happiness that an author could put in to words the feelings I get-which seem so hard to explain to people who are often completely inside their ...

  • Tamsien West (Babbling Books)

    A wonderfully melancholy collection of 3 short stories. All 3 had an element of naivete about the protagonist, something like an air of innocence that becomes tainted before the story is over. It is t...