The complete works of Kate Chopin. Edited and with an introd. by Per Seyersted. Foreword by Edmund Wilson.Material type: TextSeries: Southern literary studies: Publisher: Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press [1970, c1969]Description: 2 v. (1032 p.) port. 24 cmISBN: 0807108499; 9780807108499Uniform titles: Works. 1970 Subject(s): Louisiana -- Literary collectionsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Complete works of Kate Chopin.DDC classification: 813/.4 LOC classification: PS1294 | .C63 1970Other classification: 18.06
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v. 2. Short stories and sketches. Aunt Lympy's interference ; The blind man ; A vocation and a voice ; A mental suggestion ; Suzette ; The locket ; A morning walk ; An Egyptian cigarette ; A family affair ; Elizabeth Stock's one story ; The storm : a sequel to The 'cadian ball ; The godmother ; A little country girl ; A reflection ; Ti démon ; A December day in Dixie ; The gentleman from New Orleans ; Charlie ; The white eagle ; The wood-choppers ; Polly ; The impossible Miss Meadows.
v. 2. Essays and comments. The Western Association of Writers ; Crumbling idols by Hamlin Garland ; The real Edwin Booth ; Emile Zola's Lourdes ; Confidences ; In the confidence of a story-teller ; As you like it ; On certain brisk, bright days.
v. 2. Poems. If it might be ; Psyche's lament ; The song everlasting ; You and I ; It matters all ; In dreams throughout the night ; Good night ; If some day ; To Carrie B. ; To Hider Schuyler ; To Billy with a box of cigars ; To Mrs. R. ; Let the night go ; There's music enough ; An ecstasy of madness ; I wanted God ; The haunted chamber ; Life ; Because-- ; To the friend of my youth : to Kitty.
v. 2. Novels. At fault ; The awakening.
The stories, poems, sketches and essays of a Southern woman, who defied traditional morality and conventions at the turn of the century.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsKate Chopin was born Katherine O'Flaherty in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 8, 1851. 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 back to St. Louis to be with her mother, who died just a year later.
To support herself and her family, Chopin started to write. Her first novel, At Fault, was published in 1890. Her most famous work, The Awakening, inspired by a real-life New Orleans woman who committed adultery, was published in 1899. The book explores the social and psychological consequences of a woman caught in an unhappy marriage in 19th century America, is now considered a classic of the feminist movement and caused such an uproar in the community that Chopin almost entirely gave up writing. Chopin did try her hand at a few short stories, most of which were not even published.
Chopin died on August 22, 1904, of a brain hemorrhage, after collapsing at the World's Fair just two days before.
(Bowker Author Biography)