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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... show more



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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Birth date: February 08, 1850
Died: August 22, 1904
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MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it 2 years ago
Huh... I'm not sure how I feel about this one right now, but I'm a bit concerned with how much I related to Edna. Minus the loveless marriage, because I do love my husband and he loves me, and I'm not really worried I'll find my own "Robert," because I don't need one. I actually didn't really know w...
Dem
Dem rated it 3 years ago
A short stroy that really packs a punch. I had never heard of this short story by Kate chopin until a review by a goodreads friend and I knew I had to read it. I love when an author in so few pages can capture a reads imagination and create a story that is interesting, well written and with a good...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 3 years ago
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 3 years ago
I know this is suppose to be a huge book for feminism, but I didn't like it. She just seems so unsatisfied in every situation. I don't know why she became a mother in the first place, and I think committing suicide because you want to have an affair with someone that won't adjust their morals is p...
Lagniappe Literature
Lagniappe Literature rated it 4 years ago
How have I NOT read this book?! I could read anything by Kate Chopin all the live long day. I just adore her writing. When I read her stories, something magical takes place and I'm instantly transported into the book. I can clearly smell and visualize everything she describes. I want to live in Chop...
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