American author Kate Chopin (1850-1904) wrote two novels, including the widely condemned The Awakening, and about a hundred short stories in the 1890s. Most of her fiction is set in Louisiana and most of her best-known work focuses on the lives of sensitive, intelligent women.
Kate Chopin is a widely considered the forerunner to the feminist authors of the twentieth century. Focusing on themes of race and gender, her short stories largely center on life in rural Louisiana. In 'The Story of an Hour,' Louise Mallard has just lear...[SEE MORE]