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Awakening and Selected Stories

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ISBN-10: 0142437328

ISBN-13: 9780142437322

Edition: 1984

Authors: Kate Chopin, Sandra M. Gilbert, Sandra M. Gilbert

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List price: $9.00
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

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…    

Introduction: The Second Coming of an Aphrodite
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
The Awakening
Emancipation: A Life Fable
At the 'Cadian Ball
Desiree's Baby
La Belle Zoraide
At Cheniere Caminada
The Story of an Hour
A Pair of Silk Stockings
Neg Creol
Elizabeth Stock's One Story
The Storm: A Sequel to "The 'Cadian Ball"