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Kate Chopin (1851–1904)

Author of The Awakening

Includes the names: K. Chopin, Kate Chopin, chopin Kate Chopin, 1851-1904 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin

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The Awakening 8,136 copies, 154 reviews
The Awakening and Selected Stories 994 copies, 14 reviews
A Vocation and a Voice: Stories 166 copies, 2 reviews
The Story of an Hour 163 copies, 7 reviews
At Fault 91 copies, 1 review
The Kiss 85 copies, 1 review
Desiree's Baby 38 copies, 4 reviews
Portraits 36 copies
Bayou Folk 23 copies, 3 reviews
The Storm 15 copies
A Night in Acadie 10 copies, 1 review
The Locket 8 copies, 5 reviews
Ma'ame Pelagie 5 copies, 1 review
No title 2 copies
L'EVEIL 2 copies
O Beijo 1 copy
Uyanış 1 copy
Virgumine 1 copy
Uyanis 1 copy
Regret 1 copy
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 814 copies, 6 reviews
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (Contributor) 648 copies, 2 reviews
Great Short Stories by American Women (Contributor) 363 copies, 5 reviews
Women and Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (Contributor) 334 copies, 6 reviews
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (Contributor) 105 copies, 1 review
American Fantastic Tales (Contributor) 86 copies, 2 reviews
The American Fantasy Tradition (Contributor) 85 copies, 2 reviews
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (Contributor) 72 copies, 1 review
American Short Stories (Contributor, some editions) 72 copies
The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories by Women (Contributor) 71 copies, 1 review
New Orleans Noir 2: The Classics (Contributor) 32 copies, 3 reviews
Stories To Get You Through The Night (Contributor) 26 copies
Medusa's Daughters (Contributor) 12 copies
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Katherine O’Flaherty was the daughter of an Irish immigrant father and a French-Creole mother. She was educated at the St. Louis Sacred Heart Academy and then made a debut into Southern society. In 1870, she married Oscar Chopin, a cotton trader from Louisiana, and the couple had six children. Widowed in 1882, and needing to support herself and her young children, Kate Chopin began to write sketches of her former plantation life, which appeared in periodicals such as Bayou Folk. These received immediate acclaim, as did her first novel At Fault (1890). Kate Chopin published two novels and about 100 short stories in the 1890s. Most of her fiction was set in Louisiana and her best-known work focuses on the lives of sensitive, intelligent women. Her short stories were most popular in her own day and appeared in some of America's most prestigious magazines. After her death her work was temporarily forgotten, but then in the 1920s her short stories began to appear in anthologies, and the public and literary scholars again began to take notice of her.
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