The Awakening

“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...

An Egyptian Cigarette

An atmospheric tale in which a lady receives a box of six hand-made Egyptian cigarettes in a mysterious package.When she smokes the first one, she is immediately transported into...

The Story of An Hour

American author Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" was written in April of 1894 and originally published in Vogue in December of that year. The title refers to the time elapsed...

The Kiss

Kate Chopin's "The Kiss" was written on September 19, 1894, and first published in Vogue on January 17, 1895. It is a short story about a woman scheming to marry a wealthy man.

A Pair of Silk Stockings

Kate Chopin (1850 - 1904) was a U.S. author of French and Irish descent famous for her short stories and novels set in Louisiana. "A Pair of Silk Stockings" is the tale of a...

Regret

When Mademoiselle Aurelie's neighbour appears and asks her to take care of her four children in an emergency, she accepts the challenge very reluctantly. Mademoiselle Aurelie...

The Awakening, and Selected Short Stories

Edna Pontellier has everything that a woman and mother should want – two wonderful sons, a husband, and good financial fortune. But still, she feels like something may be...

The Awakening, and Selected Short Stories (Unabridged)

Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle between her increasingly unorthodox...

The Awakening

‘The Awakening’ is an 1899 novel by Kate Chopin set in New Orleans and the Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century. It is widely seen as a seminal work of early feminism...

The Awakening and Other Short Stories

One of the earliest feminist works in American literature, "The Awakening" tells the story of Edna Pontellier. Unsatisfied with societal expectations and unhappy with her family...

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