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"The Doll's House" is a short story by Katherine Mansfield. It was originally published in 1922 in the periodical The Nation and Athenaeum and later published in the collection The Doves' Nest and Other Stories after Mansfield's death. The text tells the story of the Burnell children who receive a doll's house from a former tenant who had stayed at their family's house. The doll's house causes upheaval among the other girls at school who are all vying to see it. In its depiction of the Burnell girls flaunting their doll's house, the story explores themes of class dynamics, gender roles, and social mobility.

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