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A Pair of Silk Stockings (Dover Thrift Editions) (edition 1996)

by Kate Chopin

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Title:A Pair of Silk Stockings (Dover Thrift Editions)
Authors:Kate Chopin
Info:Dover Publications (1996), Paperback, 64 pages
Collections:Your library, To read
Tags:fiction, shorts, readnook

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A pair of silk stockings and other stories by Kate Chopin



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I'm a big fan of Kate Chopin, but in a few of these stories I couldn't get past the thick Creole and Cajun accents. ( )
  katemo | May 16, 2013 |
This is a kind of prototype to What Not To Wear: self-esteem increases when the poor, badly-dressed person is transformed into yet another secretary-clone. Or in this case 'fitting in with the quality'. Excellent story, if you are a woman you will identify with this. Do men? ( )
  Petra.Xs | Apr 2, 2013 |
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Written with grace, delicate humor and a keen understanding of the female psyche are 9 portraits of black and white inhabitants of Louisiana's bayou and urban areas. Includes "A Night in Acadie," "A Respectable Woman," "The Dream of an Hour," and the title story. A masterful collection of Chopin's short stories.

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Kate Chopin is a widely considered a forerunner to the feminist authors of the twentieth century. Focusing on themes of race and gender, her short stories largely center on life in rural Louisiana. In "A Pair of Silk Stockings," a young woman unexpected finds herself with fifteen dollars. Inspired by her newfound wealth, she ignores her natural impulses and indulges in a day of luxurious abandon. A wistful rumination on loss and the illusion of control, "A Pair of Silk Stockings" is Chopin at her absolute best. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.… (more)

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