Awakening and Selected Short Stories
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Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Kate Chopin was born Katherine O'Flaherty in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 8, 1851, to Eliza Faris and Thomas O'Flaherty. Although she was brought up in a wealthy and socially elite Catholic family, Chopin's childhood was marred by tragedies. Her father was killed in a train accident when Chopin was just four years old, and in the following years she also lost her older brother, great-grandmother, and half-brother. In 1870, at the age of 19, she married Oscar Chopin, the son of a wealthy cotton-growing family in Louisiana. The couple had seven children together, five boys and two girls, before Oscar died of swamp fever in 1883. The following year, Chopin packed up her family and moved More...
Sandra M. Gilbert's most recent poetry collection is "Blood Pressure". She teaches at the University of California, Davis.
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