A Pair of Silk Stockings and Other StoriesPaperback Dover Thrift Editions
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- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 64 pages
- Dimensions: 137mm x 201mm x 5mm | 45g
- Publication date: 1 February 2000
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0486292649
- ISBN 13: 9780486292649
- Sales rank: 534,845
Written with grace, delicate humor and a keen understanding of the female psyche are 9 portraits of black and white inhabitants of Louisiana's bayou and urban areas. Includes "A Night in Acadie," "A Respectable Woman," "The Dream of an Hour," and the title story. A masterful collection of Chopin's short stories.
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A precursor of the 20th century's feminist authors, Kate Chopin (1850-1904) wrote short stories and novels for children and adults. The St. Louis native lived in New Orleans for a dozen years and set most of her tales amid Louisiana's Creole culture. Many of her stories were well ahead of their time, and she achieved widespread acclaim only after her death.
Table of contents
From Bayou Folk (1894) Désirée's Baby Madame Célestin's Divorce At the 'Cadian Ball A Gentleman of Bayou Têche From A Night in Acadie (1897) A Night in Acadie Azélie A Respectable Woman From Vogue The Dream of an Hour (December 6, 1894) A Pair of Silk Stockings (September 16, 1897)