Bliss the story that lent its name to her second collection of stories in 1920 was also publiKatherine Mansfieldd in 1918. However Mansfield wrote only one story during her time there (Something Childish But Very Natural) before Murry was recalled to London to declare bankruptcy. The Dictionary of National Biography reports that Katherine Mansfield now came to feel that her attitude to life had been unduly rebellious and Katherine Mansfield sought during the days that remained to her to renew and compose her spiritual life.
During the First World War Mansfield contracted extrapulmonary tuberculosis which rendered any return or visit to New Zealand impossible and led to her death at the age of 34. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf with whom Katherine Mansfield became close friends. Among her best-known stories are "The Garden Party" "The Daughters of the Late Colonel" and "The Fly".