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Kate Chopin

Born and raised in St. Louis, Kate Chopin (1850-1904) moved to Louisiana to marry the son of a cotton grower. A mother of six by the age of twenty-eight and a widow at thirty-two, she turned to writing to support her young family. She is best known today for The Awakening (1899), a portrait of marriage and motherhood so controversial it fell out of print shortly after publication and was not rediscovered until the 1960s.

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    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Sarah Jane Barry
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When first published in 1899, "The Awakening" shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to...

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    • The Story of an Hour

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 7 mins
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    This powerful story concerns a wife who learns that her overbearing husband has been killed....

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    • Kate Chopin Short Stories

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Victoria Mcgee
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
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    From 1892 to 1895, Kate Chopin wrote short stories for both children and adults. Within a decade of her death, Chopin was widely recognized as one of the leading writers of her time....

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    • Short Stories by Kate Chopin

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Emma Hignett, Bart Wolffe, Emma Topping
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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    A collection of seven short stories by Kate Chopin....

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    • Desiree's Baby

    • Short Stories
    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 15 mins
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    In Désirée’s Baby, the adopted daughter of a wealthy prewar French Creole couple is courted by the son of another wealthy, respected French Creole family. After they marry, their child is born with dark skin and believed to have African ancestry....

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    • A Pair of Silk Stockings

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Focusing on themes of race andgender, Kate Chopin's short stories largely center on life in rural Louisiana....

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    • Lilacs

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a story from the Classic Women's Short Stories collection....

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    • A Respectable Woman

    • Short Stories
    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 10 mins
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    First published in Vogue in 1894, A Respectable Woman is the story of a woman struggling to understand her desires....

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    • The Locket

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 14 mins
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    A young Confederate soldier is given a solid gold locket before he heads to war. He and the woman who gave it to him are passionately in love and long for the time when they can be together....

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    • The Kiss

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Nathalie, a lovely and determined young lady, plans to marry Mr. Brantain, an unattractive but extremely wealthy man....

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    • A short and interesting story from the 1890s

    • By Adrian on 08-31-15

    Regular price: $7.13

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