Characters and Plots in the Fiction of Kate Chopin

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McFarland & Company, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 191 pages
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A feminist before such a term was created and most famous for her work The Awakening, the controversial Kate Chopin was also the author of a second novel, At Fault, as well as numerous short stories. This reference book begins with a brief introductory essay explaining Kate Chopin's varied background and discussing the extensive body of her fictional work. A chronology traces the main events of her private and professional lives. Hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries follow, summarizing the plots of her novels and short stories, identifying her fictional characters, and relating them to her own experiences, to her family members and to her friends. Many entries include bibliographical citations.

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Following a 40-year teaching career, Robert L. Gale is professor emeritus of American literature at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of numerous books and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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