Katherine Mansfield is considered the most prominent writer from New Zealand where she was born. I During her life in England Kathrine Mansfield made friends with Virginia Woolf, D. H Lawrence and some other modernists, whose perception of the world had a major effect on her works. 'The Baron' is a short story by Kathrine Mansfield that tells us about a strange visitor of a german pension who is said to be one of the 'First Barons'. Everybody in the pension is amazed by that man and his solemn way of behavior. The Baron wears all black, always sit alone by his table, never speaks to anyone and always carries his black bag with him. What secrets does this man conceal? Read 'The Baron' and you will know!