Characters and Plots in the Fiction of Kate Chopin

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About the Book

A feminist before such a term was created and most famous for 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 introduction to Kate Chopin’s varied background and 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.

About the Author(s)

Robert L. Gale is professor emeritus of American literature at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of numerous books and critical articles.

Bibliographic Details

Robert L. Gale
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 199
Bibliographic Info: chronology, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014 [2009]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9550-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1697-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Abbreviations Used      viii
Preface      1
Chronology      3

Characters and Plots, A–Z      7

Bibliography      179
Index      183

Book Reviews & Awards

“a good reference…this volume may also help bring awareness of the breadth and relevancy of the other writings of this prolific, rather enigmatic, writer”—ARBA; “commendable reference”—Reference Reviews.