Kate Chopin The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Katherine O'Flaherty
From The Awakening: "Even as a child she had lived her own small life all within herself. At a very early period she had apprehended instinctively the dual life�that outward existence which conforms, the inner life which questions."
About the Author
Kate Chopin, born Katherine O'Flaherty (February 8, 1850 � August 22, 1904), was an American author of short stories and novels. She is now considered by some to have been a forerunner of feminist authors of the 20th century. Within a decade of her death, Chopin was widely recognized as one of the leading writers of her time. In 1915, Fred Lewis Pattee wrote, "some of [Chopin's] work is equal to the best that has been produced in France or even in America. [She displayed] what may be described as a native aptitude for narration amounting almost to genius." -Wikipedia.com