Lilacs and Other Stories [NOOK Book]

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Before she wrote The Awakening—a powerful novel that has illuminated generations of readers with its strikingly honest and controversial themes of female sexuality and miscegenation--Kate Chopin penned many well-received short stories of Creole and Acadian life. Infused with "local color," these tales are filled with fascinating characters, idiosyncratic customs, and sometimes shocking details.
Reflecting the influences of the French writers Guy de Maupassant and George Sand, ...
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Lilacs and Other Stories

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Overview


Before she wrote The Awakening—a powerful novel that has illuminated generations of readers with its strikingly honest and controversial themes of female sexuality and miscegenation--Kate Chopin penned many well-received short stories of Creole and Acadian life. Infused with "local color," these tales are filled with fascinating characters, idiosyncratic customs, and sometimes shocking details.
Reflecting the influences of the French writers Guy de Maupassant and George Sand, "Lilacs" is a heartfelt and simple tale of love, life, and devotion. The compelling work is accompanied by 23 other distinctive tales of southern life, among them "A No-Account Creole" and "Love on the Bon-Dieu," from Bayou Folk, and "A Matter of Prejudice," "The Lilies," and "Dead Men's Shoes" from A Night in Acadie.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486115351
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 697 KB

Meet the Author

A precursor of the 20th century's feminist authors, Kate Chopin (1850–1904) wrote short stories and novels for children and adults. The St. Louis native lived in New Orleans for a dozen years and set most of her tales amid Louisiana's Creole culture. Many of her stories were well ahead of their time, and she achieved widespread acclaim only after her death.

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Table of Contents

FROM Bayou Folk (1894)
A No-Account Creole
In and Out of Old Natchitoches
In Sabine
Beyond the Bayou
The Return of Alcibiade
A Rude Awakening
Love on the Bon-Dieu
For Marse Chouchoute
A Wizard from Gettysburg
Ma'ame Pélagie
Le Belle Zoraïde

FROM A Night in Acadie (1897)
Athénaïse
After the Winter
A Matter of Prejudice
A Dresden Lady in Dixie
Nég Créol
The Lilies
A Sentimental Soul
Dead Men's Shoes
At Chênière Caminada
Tante Cat'rinette

UNCOLLECTED STORIES
Wiser Than a God (1889)
Lilacs (1896)
A Family Affair (1899)
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