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Lilacs and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 0486440958

ISBN-13: 9780486440958

Edition: 2005

Authors: Kate Chopin

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Like many of Kate Chopin's other well-received short stories of Creole and Acadian life, these memorable tales are filled with fascinating characters, idiosyncratic customs, and sometimes shocking details. In addition to "Lilacs," a heartfelt and simple tale of love, life, and devotion, the collection includes 23 other distinctive tales of Southern life by one of the most outstanding female authors of the late-nineteenth century.
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Book details

List price: $3.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.330
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…