The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

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The Awakening and Selected Short StoriesBy Kate Chopin

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421823959
Publisher: 1st World Library
Publication date: 11/02/2006
Edition description: REV
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Kate Chopin, born Katherine O'Flaherty (February 8, 1850 - August 22, 1904), was an American author of short stories and novels. She is now considered by some to have been a forerunner of feminist authors of the 20th century.



From 1892 to 1895, she wrote short stories for both children and adults which were published in such magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, The Century Magazine, and The Youth's Companion. Her major works were two short story collections, Bayou Folk (1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897). Her important short stories included "Desiree's Baby," a tale of miscegenation in antebellum Louisiana (published in 1893), "The Story of an Hour" (1894), and "The Storm"(1898). "The Storm" is a sequel to "The 'Cadian Ball," which appeared in her first collection of short stories, Bayou Folk. Chopin also wrote two novels: At Fault (1890) and The Awakening (1899), which are set in New Orleans and Grand Isle, respectively. The people in her stories are usually inhabitants of Louisiana. Many of her works are set in Natchitoches in north central Louisiana.



Within a decade of her death, Chopin was widely recognized as one of the leading writers of her time. In 1915, Fred Lewis Pattee wrote, "some of [Chopin's] work is equal to the best that has been produced in France or even in America. [She displayed] what may be described as a native aptitude for narration amounting almost to genius."

Table of Contents

THE AWAKENING

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

VIII

IX

X

XI

XII

XIII

XIV

XV

XVI

XVII

XVIII

XIX

XX

XXI

XXII

XXIII

XXIV

XXV

XXVI

XXVII

XXVIII

XXIX

XXX

XXXI

XXXII

XXXIII

XXXIV

XXXV

XXXVI

XXXVII

XXXVIII

XXXIX

BEYOND THE BAYOU

MA'AME PELAGIE

I

II

III

IV

DESIREE'S BABY

A RESPECTABLE WOMAN

THE KISS

A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS

THE LOCKET

I

II

A REFLECTION

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Awakening and Selected Short Stories 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
pzmiller on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A 19th century feminist novel and short stories dealing with the role of women in a male-dominated society.
klemay42 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Given to me my senior year of high school; a fantastic introduction to turn of the century feminism, a great companion piece to books like The House of Mirth.
jedisluzer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the books I read in high school that blew me away. Kate Chopin was so ahead of her time, and I love the language, especially the passages describing the pull of the sea on the main character. This is probably in my all-time top ten books. The fact that I live in New Orleans now and a lot of the places Chopin mentions haven't changed in 100 years is also delightful.
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