Kate Chopin Complete Novels and Stories Book

Kate Chopin Complete Novels and Stories Book

Complete Novels and Stories

From ruined Louisiana plantations to bustling, cosmopolitan New Orleans, Kate Chopin wrote with unflinching honesty about propriety and its strictures, the illusions of love and the realities of marriage, and the persistence of a past scarred by slavery and war Her stories of fiercely independent women, culminating in her masterpiece The Awakening 1899 , challenged con From ruined Louisiana plantations to bustling, cosmopolitan New Orleans, Kate Chopin wrote with unflinching honesty about propriety and its strictures, the illusions of love and the realities of marriage, and the persistence of a past scarred by slavery and war Her stories of fiercely independent women, culminating in her masterpiece The Awakening 1899 , challenged contemporary s as much by their sensuousness as their politics, and today seem decades ahead of their time Now, The Library of America collects all of Chopin s novels and stories as never before in one authoritative volume The explosive novel At Fault 1890 centers on a love triangle between a strong willed young widow, a stiff St Louis businessman, and the man s alcoholic wife In the story collections Bayou Folk 1894 and A Night in Acadie 1897 , Chopin transforms the local color sketch into taut, perfectly calibrated tales of post Civil War bayou culture In The Awakening, the now classic novel that scandalized many of her contemporaries and effectively ended her writing career, Chopin tells the story of a restless, unsatisfied woman who embarks on a quixotic search for fulfillment The volume also includes all the stories not collected by Chopin, including those meant for A Vocation and a Voice, a projected volume that her publisher canceled in 1900, and three stories that were found in 1992 in a long lost cache of Chopin s papers

Title : Complete Novels and Stories
Author :  Kate Chopin
Language : English
Isbn : 1931082219
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 1075 pages

Rating: 4.1

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