A Pair of Silk Stockings and Other Stories

A Pair of Silk Stockings and Other Stories

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Known for her vivid portrayals of Creole life in Louisiana, Kate Chopin (1851-1904) wrote, during her brief literary career, poignant and perceptive stories about the emotional lives of women. Bypassing many of the conventions of 19th-century realism, she won praise for her realistic portraits of the inhabitants of bayou and urban areas. This collection of nine stories contains one of her most famous works, "Desiree's Baby" -- a haunting and ironic tale of miscegenation. Additional stories include "Madame Celestin's Divorce," "A Gentleman of Bayou Teche" and "At the 'Cadian Ball," from Bayou Folk; "A Respectable Woman," "A Night in Acadie" and Azelie" from A Night in Acadie; "The Dream of an Hour" and the title story. Written with grace, delicate humor and a keen understanding of the human -- especially the female -- psyche, these stories are a superb introduction to an important American writer whose literary career was cut short by the harsh criticism directed at her novel The Awakening (1899).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 137.16 x 200.66 x 5.08mm | 45.36g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0486292649
  • 9780486292649
  • 469,778

About Kate Chopin

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.show more

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)show more
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