The Awakening

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The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
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Kate Chopin (born Katherine O'Flaherty on February 8, 1850 – August 22, 1904) was an American author of short stories and novels, mostly of a Louisiana Creole background. She is now considered to have been a forerunner of feminist authors of the 20th century. —Courtesy Wikipedia.org

Contents
THE AWAKENING ............................... 5 Beyond the Bayou ................................ 122 Ma’ame Pelagie .................................... 128 Desiree’s Baby ...................................... 136 A Respectable Woman ......................... 141 The Kiss ............................................... 145 A Pair of Silk Stockings ........................ 148 The Locket .......................................... 153 A Reflection .........................................

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