Selected Short Stories
Love, deceit, unhappy marriages, affairs of the heart, suicide and romance. This selection of short stories by Kate Chopin has something for everyone.<br><br>A wide-ranging collection from classics of fiction tales to humorous sketches, this short story collection, with its interesting and diverse characters, by Kate Chopin, has something for everyone.<br>Chopin 'was writing American realism before most Americans could bear to hear that they were living it.'<br><br>Kate Chopin (1850-1904), born Katherine O’Flaherty, was an American writer of novels and short stories mostly set in the 19th-century American South. Her works are often in a naturalist style and deal with themes of the female psyche and women's limited life opportunities in the Victorian era. She was considered controversial in her time but is now praised as a pioneer of 20th-century feminist American literature. <br><br>Her most famous works include the novel ‘The Awakening’ (1899), which explores themes of rebellion against femininity and motherhood at the turn of the 20th century. Adaptations of this title include Grand Isle (1991) starring Kelly McGillis and Adrian Pasdar, and The End of August (1981).