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    Bayou Folk and a Night in Acadie (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Kate Chopin, Edited by Bernard Koloski

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    DescriptionIn one volume, the two short-story collections that established Kate Chopin as one of America's best-loved realist writers.


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    Title
    Bayou Folk and a Night in Acadie
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Chopin, Edited by Bernard Koloski
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140436815
    ISBN 10: 0140436812
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC subject category V2: DSBF, DSK
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ABM
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: D1
    DC21: 813.4
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOUTH
    DC22: 813.4
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/LOUISI
    DC22: 813/.4
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GULFCT
    LC classification: PS1294.C63 A6 1999
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000, FIC019000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.5.4.0.0
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    24 June 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kate Chopin (1850-1904) was born in St. Louis. She moved to Louisiana where she wrote two novels and numerous stories. Because The Awakening was widely condemned, publication of Chopin's third story collection was cancelled. The Awakening was rediscovered by scholars in the 1960s and 1970s and is her best-known work.
    Review text
    Short stories of life in Louisiana. Although hints of Chopin's proto-feminist sensibility may be detected by the diligent, what strikes us more is the late-Victorian sentimentality and class-consciousness. Between the ex-slaves at the bottom of the social heap and the plantation owners at the top are the French-speaking Cajuns and various ethnic mixtures, carefully graded by skin colour. Depicting these 'bayou folk' as ignorant, feckless and impulsive, Chopin too often sounds like a South African complaining about her servants. And you need a high tolerance for dialect: 'W'at man dat? I is n' studyin' 'bout no mans; I go 'nough to do wid dis heah washin'.' (Kirkus UK)