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Chopin, Kate 1850-1904

Overview
Works: 618 works in 1,623 publications in 10 languages and 79,976 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Love stories  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Short stories  Film adaptations  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PS1294.C63,
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Most widely held works by Kate Chopin
The Awakening, a novel of beginnings by Kate Chopin( Book )

255 editions published between 1899 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 8,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of her 28th year, Edna Pontellier and her children, along with the wives and families of other prospective businessmen, spend the summer in an idyllic coastal community away from their husbands and the sweltering heat of 1890s' New Orleans. Aware of deep yearnings that are unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood, Edna plunges into an illicit liaison that reawakens her long dormant desires, inflames her heart, and eventually blinds her to all else
The awakening by Kate Chopin( )

72 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young matron living in New Orleans in the late 1880's has conflicts within her family, her social circle, and within herself that disturb her seemingly pleasant life
The awakening, and selected stories by Kate Chopin( Book )

62 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 2,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the straitened confines of her domestic situation. Highlights the treatment of marital infidelity and an illicit relationship
Complete novels and stories by Kate Chopin( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects all of the author's fiction for the first time, including stories meant for "A Vocation and a Voice," a book canceled by her publisher in 1900
The complete works of Kate Chopin by Kate Chopin( Book )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1. Short stories and sketches -- Volume 2. [Short stories and sketches, continued] ; Essays and comments ; Poems ; Novels
Bayou folk by Kate Chopin( Book )

42 editions published between 1894 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known for her novel The awakening, Kate Chopin (1851-1904) established her literary reputation with short stories about life in rural Louisiana during the late nineteenth century. After her 1870 marriage to Oscar Chopin, a Creole cotton trader and commission merchant, she lived in and around New Orleans for more than a decade until her husband's death in 1882. During these years, Chopin became acquainted with Creoles, Cajuns, and newly freed blacks. When Oscar Chopin died he was nearly bankrupt, forcing Kate and their six children to return to her family in St. Louis. Still under the spell of New Orleans, Chopin began writing and her short stories about Creole and Cajun life first appeared in magazines in 1889. The stories collected in Bayou folk (1894) present remarkably vivid snapshots of daily life in a now vanished world. Many of them highlight the relations between blacks and whites in a society where the rules of engagement still reflected the entrenched patterns of slavery some two decades after the Civil War
A vocation and a voice : stories by Kate Chopin( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers stories about suicide, death, infidelity, dreams, hypnosis, adolescence, convent life, child abuse, and social outcasts
At fault by Kate Chopin( Book )

39 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In rural Louisiana after Reconstruction, Therese Lafirme, a thirty-year-old widow, falls in love with David Hosmer, but rejects his marriage proposal because of her religious opposition to divorce
The awakening, and selected short stories by Kate Chopin( Book )

51 editions published between 1899 and 2015 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel so disturbed critics & the public that it was banished for decades afterward. Now widely read & admired, The Awakening has been hailed as an early vision of woman's emancipation. This sensuous book tells of a woman's abandonment of her family, her seduction, & her awakening to desires & passions that threatened to consumer her. Originally entitled "A Solitary Soul," this portrait of twenty-eight-year-old Edna Pontellier is a landmark in American fiction, rooted firmly in the romantic tradition of Herman Melville & Emily Dickinson. Here, a woman in search of self-discovery turns away from convention & society, & toward the primal, from convention & society, & toward the primal, irresistibly attracted to nature & the senses The Awakening, Kate Chopin's last novel, has been praised by Edmund Wilson as "beautifully written." And Willa Cather described its style as "exquisite," "sensitive," & "iridescent." This edition of The Awakening also includes a selection of short stories by Kate Chopin. "This seems to me a higher order of feminism than repeating the story of woman as victim ... Kate Chopin gives her female protagonist the central role, normally reserved for Man, in a meditation on identity & culture, consciousness & art."--The introduction by Marilynne Robinson
A night in Acadie by Kate Chopin( Book )

33 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories of America by Robert L Ramsay( Book )

2 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bayou folk ; and, A night in Acadie by Kate Chopin( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the decade prior to the publication of her landmark novel, The Awakening (1899), Kate Chopin wrote about ninety short stories. She gathered twenty-three of them in a collection entitled Bayou Folk in 1894, and followed that three years later with a collection of twenty-one more in A Night in Acadie. Together, these nuanced portraits of nineteenth-century inhabitants of New Orleans and Natchitoches Parish exquisitely from a sort of Southern novel of manners. Chopin was deeply influenced by the work of French and American realists. Many of the stories in Bayou Folk concern young people seeking good marriage partners and better lives for themselves. Expanding this theme into a search for balance and harmony, personal fulfillment, and cultural richness, A Night in Acadie is, Bernard Koloski notes in his Introduction, "one of America's best nineteenth-century collections of short stories -- and one of the most compassionate views of life in American realistic fiction". With a gentle, knowing gaze, Chopin evoked the distant world of Louisiana plantations and 'Cadian balls, and anticipated the thoroughly modern multi-ethnic, gender-sensitive, and sexually charged world of our century
The awakening and selected short fiction by Kate Chopin( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edna Pontellier, a Victorian-era wife and mother is awakened to the full force of her desire for love and freedom when she becomes enamored with Robert LeBrun, a young man she meets while on vacation
Portraits : short stories by Kate Chopin( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meestal in Louisiana gesitueerde verhalen over vrouwen die uit hun brave vrouwenrol breken. In het verhaal Fedora (p. 140-142) kust het titelpersonage een meisje op de mond
American women writers : Kate Chopin, Louisa May Alcott, Edna Ferber, Edith Wharton( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections by Kate Chopin, Louisa May Alcott, Edna Ferber, and Edith Wharton
A pair of silk stockings and other stories by Kate Chopin( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chopin wrote poignant and perceptive stories about the emotional lives of women
Chopin's The awakening by Kate Chopin( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers critical commentaries, character analyses, essays, and review questions on "The Awakening."
Ozeme's holiday by Kate Chopin( )

7 editions published between 1896 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The awakening and other short stories by Kate Chopin( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Chopin's The awakening : screenplay as interpretation by Marilyn Hoder-Salmon( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Chopin, Catherine, 1851-1904

Chopin, Kate

Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty

Chopin Kate O'Flaherty 1851-1904

Chopin, Katherine, 1851-1904

Chopin, Katherine O'Flaherty 1851-1904

O'Flaherty, Catherine 1851-1904

O'Flaherty-Chopin, Kate.

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