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Chopin, Kate 1850-1904

Works: 588 works in 1,554 publications in 8 languages and 80,959 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Short stories, American  Love stories  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Contributor
Classifications: PS1294.C63, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Kate Chopin
The awakening : an authoritative text, contexts, criticism by Kate Chopin( Book )

302 editions published between 1899 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 12,059 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( )

87 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 2,595 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
Complete novels and stories by Kate Chopin( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,543 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 )

26 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and held by 1,498 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 )

45 editions published between 1894 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,200 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
At fault by Kate Chopin( Book )

37 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in English and held by 1,048 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
A vocation and a voice : stories by Kate Chopin( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers stories about suicide, death, infidelity, dreams, hypnosis, adolescence, convent life, child abuse, and social outcasts
A night in Acadie by Kate Chopin( Book )

33 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 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 348 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 )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 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 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The awakening / K. Chopin -- A whisper in the dark / L.M. Alcott -- Selected stories: Roast beef, medium; Pink tights and ginghams / E. Ferber -- The house of mirth (an extract) / E. Wharton
A pair of silk stockings and other stories by Kate Chopin( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to studying Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" that features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a plot summary and analysis, and a selection of critical views
Kate Chopin by Kate Chopin( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays on Chopin and her works arranged in chronological order of publication
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

Regret by Kate Chopin( )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Chopin's private papers by Kate Chopin( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kate Chopin, according to her contemporaries, was a "woman of mysterious fascination"--And Kate Chopin's Private Papers reveals many of the author's secrets. Chopin (1850-1904), author of about a hundred short stories and two novels (The Awakening and At Fault), also kept diaries, wrote letters and poems, translated short stories and articles from the French, and worried about her career. Chopin's newly discovered manuscripts, published for the first time here, reflect her dedication to revision and improving her craft; her manuscript account books show her meticulous control of her career and her pursuit of audiences. These papers illuminate the growth of Chopin as a writer, bring into focus the reactions of critics to her work, and settle a number of controversies in Chopin studies."--Jacket
Kate Chopin : a critical biography by Per Seyersted( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

After shocking the American reading public with The awakening in 1899, Kate Chopin received not only censure for her treatment of sensuous, independent heroine but also commendation for her artistic excellence. Deeply hurt by the censure, she wrote little more and was soon forgotten. In recent years, however, many critics have given new attention to the novel and its author. In this volume, which has become the standard Chopin biography, Per Seyersted gives well-deserved recognition to a daring and accomplished woman.--Back cover
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Alternative Names
Chopin, Catherine 1850-1904

Chopin, Catherine, 1851-1904

Chopin, Kate

Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty

Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty, 1850-1904

Chopin Kate O'Flaherty 1851-1904

Chopin, Katerine O'Flaherty, 1850-1904

Chopin, Katherine 1851-1904

Chopin, Katherine O'Flaherty, 1850-1904

Chopin, Katherine O'Flaherty, 1851-1904

Kate Chopin American author

Kate Chopin Amerikaans schrijfster

Kate Chopin amerikansk författare

Kate Chopin amerikansk skribent

Kate Chopin scrittrice statunitense

Kate Chopin US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

O'Flaherty, Caterine, 1850-1904

O'Flaherty, Caterine 1851-1904

O'Flaherty, Catherine 1850-1904

O'Flaherty, Catherine 1851-1904

O'Flaherty Chopin, Catherine 1850-1904

O'Flaherty-Chopin, Kate.

Кейт Шопен

Шопен, Кейт американская писательница

קייט שופן

كيت شوبان

كيت شوبان، 1850-1904

কেট শপ্যাঁ

கேட் சோப்பின்

เคท โชแปง

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ショパン, ケイト


萧邦, 凯特

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