Kate Chopin's brilliant short story about an hour in the life of a young wife.
When news arrives that Louise's husband has been killed in a railroad accident, her family and friends are careful to break it to her gently, knowing that she has a heart condition. Louise locks herself in her room for an hour, during which she realizes that this bereavement is the start of a new life of freedom and independence. But a much greater shock awaits her when she leaves her room and goes downstairs....
Public Domain (P)2013 Red Door Audiobooks
This is one of my very favorite short stories. It manages to be complex and deep and hugely effective in a very short time. It is very well read by the narrator.
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