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Description - Kate Chopin by Nancy A. Walker

In a career that lasted little more than a decade, Kate Chopin became well-known for stories set in the Creole and Acadian regions of Louisiana, but her masterwork, The Awakening (1899), told the daring story of a woman who defied social and sexual conventions, eliciting negative reviews that denied Chopin prominence until the middle of the twentieth century. Kate Chopin: A Literary Life sets the author in the context of nineteenth-century American women writers to show how standards of literary propriety affected the career of a major American writer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333737880
ISBN-10: 0333737881
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 170
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nancy A. Walker

NANCY WALKER is Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Books By Nancy A. Walker

Awakening by Nancy A. Walker
Paperback, May 2000