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  • The Awakening | Kate Chopin

    The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman
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    Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, published 1899, drew a storm of criticism for its "shocking, morbid, and vulgar" story and quickly went out of print. The novel was not resurrected until the 1950s, when participants in the growing women's movement recognized its importance. Today, The Awakening is among the most-read American novels in colleges and universities and is considered an early example of American realism.

    Darwin8u says: "A Trembling. Bridge Between Tolstoy and Woolf"
  • The Awakening | Kate Chopin

    The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Susie Berneis
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    Unsatisfied with the expectations of Creole society and unhappy with her family life, Edna Pontellier begins to fall in love with the dapper Robert Lebrun. Lebrun's flirtations, along with the lifestyle of renowned musician Mademoiselle Reisz, rejuvenates Edna's sense of freedom and independence. However, an affair with the womanizer Alcee Arobin provides Edna with a taste of the danger that comes with living outside of social convention.

    Amazon Customer says: "Every woman who stays should read this..."
  • Short Stories: The Vintage Collection | F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki,Thomas Hardy,Kate Chopin,James Thurber,P. G. Wodehouse

    Short Stories: The Vintage Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Hugh Laurie, and others
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    The fifth volume in CSA Word's massively popular complete and unabridged ‘Short Stories’ collection is bound to please. With something for everyone this collection of classic stories read by only the best-suited and most established readers will delight the ears as a vintage wine excites the gullet; The Vintage Collection is audible gold. Features eye-catching typographical series design.

    andrew says: "Superb Collection and Production"
  • The Great American Short Story Collection: 40 Outstanding Tales by American Writers | Edgar Allan Poe,H. P. Lovecraft,O. Henry,Kate Chopin,Edith Wharton,Mark Twain,Ambrose Bierce

    The Great American Short Story Collection: 40 Outstanding Tales by American Writers

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A thoroughly engaging collection of great classic tales by the very best American authors. 1. 'From Beyond' by H. P. Lovecraft 2. 'The Mysterious Card and the Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett 3. 'Pigs Is Pigs' by Ellis Parker Butler 4. 'The Club of One-Eyed Men' by Arthur Somers Roche 5. 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton 6. 'The Furnished Room' by O. Henry 7. 'A Descent into the Maelström' by Edgar Allan Poe 8. 'Regret' by Kate Chopin 9. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft 10. 'The Dumb Man' by Sherwood Anderson

    PC says: "Hated narrator big time"
  • The Awakening | Kate Chopin

    The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Jane Leclercq
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    Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers around Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century South. The Awakening is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism.

    NYC Amazon buyer says: "A bargain, but at a cost"
  • Thirty Tiny Tales | H. G. Wells,O. Henry,M. R. James,Kate Chopin,E. F. Benson,John Galsworthy,Virginia Woolf

    Thirty Tiny Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells, O. Henry, M. R. James, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Thirty little gems by some of the world's great classic short story writers, including: 'The Flying Man' by H. G. Wells, 'Between Rounds' by O. Henry, 'A School Story' by M. R. James, 'A Pair of Silk Stockings' by Kate Chopin, 'A Deal in Ostriches' by H. G. Wells, 'The Piano Next Door' by Elia W. Peattie, 'Royal Visitors' by E. F. Benson, 'The Stolen Bacillus' by H. G. Wells, 'The Story of Chugoro' by Lafcadio Hearn, 'One Law for the Rich' by Stacy Aumonier, 'My Enemy and Myself' by Vincent O'Sullivan and more.

  • The World's Best Classic Short Stories | O. Henry,Edgar Allan Poe,Oscar Wilde, Saki,Kate Chopin,Thomas Hardy,Rudyard Kipling

    The World's Best Classic Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A glittering collection of some of the world's finest short stories.

    Ken Larsen says: "Wonderful group of short stories"
  • Great Classic Stories II | Edgar Allan Poe,James Joyce,Mark Twain,Kate Chopin,Virginia Woolf,Aldous Huxley,F. Scott Fitzgerald,Oscar Wilde

    Great Classic Stories II

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated By Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
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    This wonderful collection of 18 short stories includes work by some of literature's most treasured names, including Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde, and many more. This superlative treasury includes "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe; "A Piece of String" by Guy Le Maupassant; "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin; "The Mark on the Wall" by Virginia Woolf; "Nuns at Lunch" by Aldous Huxley, and many more!

    Die Falknerin says: "Another great selection of stories"
  • The Monkey's Paw and Other Stories | W.W. Jacobs,Kate Chopin,Sarah Orne Jewett,Mary Shelley, more

    The Monkey's Paw and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By W.W. Jacobs, Kate Chopin, Sarah Orne Jewett, and others
    • Narrated By full cast
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    This unique collection features some of the best short stories every written. It includes, "The Monkey's Paw" and "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs; "Desiree's Baby" by Kate Chopin; "A Winter Courtship" by Sarah Orne Jewett; "The Mortal Immortal" by Mary Shelley; "The Revolt of Mother" and "A New England Nun" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman; "The Sire de Maletroit's Door" and "Markheim" by Robert Louis Stevenson.

  • Great American Women’s Fiction: Ten Unabridged Classics | Willa Cather,Kate Chopin,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,Edith Wharton

    Great American Women’s Fiction: Ten Unabridged Classics

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and others
    • Narrated By Chris McGlasson, Tamara Walters, Jan Ahders, and others
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    Enduring stories that are as relevant today as they were when written at the turn of the century by influential women writers. This audio recording includes: "On the Divide" and "The Garden Lodge" by Willa Cather; "A Point at Issue", "Desiree's Baby", "A Pair of Silk Stockings", and "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin; "Three Thanksgivings" and "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; and "The Pelican" and "The Fullness of Life" by Edith Wharton.

  • The Awakening | Kate Chopin

    The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Kim Basinger
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    Kate Chopin’s novel, a landmark work of early feminism, is seen as a pre-cursor to the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. The upper-class Creole society of New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the 19th century is brought to audio in a stirring performance by Academy Award-winning actress Kim Basinger.

    Deborah Jacob says: "Like Seeing a Movie with Your Eyes Closed"
  • The Best American Short Stories | Edgar Allan Poe,Hermann Melville,Mark Twain,O. Henry,Ambrose Bierce,Kate Chopin,Sherwood Anderson

    The Best American Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe, Hermann Melville, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A wonderful collection of short stories" by some of the all-time great American writers: 1. "The Diamond Lens" by Fitz James O’Brien; 2. "Titbottom’s Spectacles" by George William Curtis; 3. "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe; 4. "The Eyes of the Panther" by Ambrose Bierce; 5. "The Lightning Rod Man" by Hermann Melville; 6. "Seeds" by Sherwood Anderson; 7. "Who Was She?" by Bayard Taylor; 8. "The Man who stole a Meeting House" by John Townsend Trowbridge; 9. "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog" by O. Henry

    S. Russell says: "Difficult to listen to"
  • Kate Chopin Collection: The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin

    Kate Chopin Collection: The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Victoria Mcgee, Jane Leclercq
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    From 1892 to 1895, Chopin wrote short stories for both children and adults which were published in such magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, The Century Magazine, and The Youth's Companion. Her major works were two short story collections, Bayou Folk (1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897). Her important short stories included "Desiree's Baby", a tale of miscegenation in antebellum Louisiana (published in 1893), "The Story of an Hour" (1894), and "The Storm "(1898).

    Ray Stewart says: "Out of Date"
  • The Awakening | Kate Chopin

    The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    A woman seeks love and the fulfillment of her essential nature outside of her stuffy, middle-class marriage. Although this book shocked the readers of 1899, it ultimately paved the way for the modern novel.

  • The Awakening | Kate Chopin

    The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Laurie Klein
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    “I would give my life for my children, but I wouldn’t give myself.” So said Edna Pontellier to her friend one summer as they sat beside the sea. It was the summer she learned to swim, fell in love, and awoke to the reality of her empty role in a loveless marriage. But she was a good wife. Edna dutifully returned home to the prison of her well-ordered life in New Orleans. Although close friends offered advice, the search for herself was a journey she must make alone. And in the end, Edna found herself returning to the sea where it all began.

  • The Awakening | Kate Chopin

    The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Philippe Duquenoy
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    The Awakening by Kate Chopin is a classic novel set in the 1800s that explores the revelations of the simple housewife, Edna Pontellier. While on vacation with her husband and her two sons in the Grand Isle near New Orleans, Edna makes new friendships that transform her ordinary life and perspective upside down.

    Christine says: "An awakening for my ears"
  • Desiree's Baby (Dramatized) | Kate Chopin

    Desiree's Baby (Dramatized)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman
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    Kate Chopin was an American author of short stories and novels, mostly with a Louisiana Creole background. Today she is now considered a forerunner of the feminist authors of the 20th century. This powerful little story concerns a Southern gentleman who disowns his wife because he fears she has "negro" blood. The truth makes for a dramatic ending.

  • The Awakening | Kate Chopin

    The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Caitlin Flaxman
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    The Awakening, written by American novelist Kate Chopin, revolves around a young wife and mother, Edna Pontellier, who grapples with her burgeoning awareness of self in late 19th century Louisiana. Through a series of encounters with fellow women and a select assortment of men, she finds herself questioning the entirety of her existence at a time when thinking outside the box was something of an anomaly.

  • The Story of an Hour | Kate Chopin

    The Story of an Hour

    • UNABRIDGED (7 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
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    Kate Chopin was an American author of short stories and novels, mostly with a Louisiana Creole background. Today she is now considered a forerunner of the feminist authors of the 20th century. This powerful story concerns a wife who learns that her overbearing husband has been killed. The short period of mourning turns to the hope of her new freedom - but then comes the very unexpected climax.

  • Classic American Short Stories: And More Classic American Short Stories | O. Henry,Stephen Crane,Ambrose Bierce,Jack London,James Fenimore Cooper,Kate Chopin,Mark Twain

    Classic American Short Stories: And More Classic American Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By O. Henry, Stephen Crane, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated By William Roberts, Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross
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    Represented here are 16 short stories by seven great American writers, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American.

    Amazon Customer says: "Good listening "
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