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Kate Chopin

Novelist (8-Feb-1851 — 22-Aug-1904)


Bonnie St. Andrews. Forbidden Fruit: On the Relationship Between Women and Knowledge In Doris Lessing, Selma Lagerlöf, Kate Chopin, Margaret Atwood. Troy, NY: Whitson Publishing Company. 1986. 176pp.

Janet Beer; Elizabeth Nolan (editors). Kate Chopin's The Awakening: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge. 2004. 163pp.

Lynda S. Boren; Sara D. Davis (editors). Kate Chopin Reconsidered: Beyond the Bayou. Louisiana State University Press. 1992. 256pp.

Anna Shannon Elfenbein. Women on the Color Line: Evolving Stereotypes and the Writings of George Washington Cable, Grace King, Kate Chopin. University of Virginia Press. 1989. 195pp.

Robert C. Evans (editor). Kate Chopin's Short Fiction: A Critical Companion. West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Press. 2001. 432pp.

Suzanne Disheroon Green; David J. Caudle (editors). Kate Chopin: An Annotated Bibliography of Critical Works. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1999. 296pp.

Wendy Martin (editor). New Essays On The Awakening. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. 1988. 160pp.

Mary E. Papke. Verging on the Abyss: The Social Fiction of Kate Chopin and Edith Wharton. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 1990. 208pp.

Alice Hall Petry (editor). Critical Essays on Kate Chopin. Thomson Gale. 1996.

Per Seyersted. Kate Chopin: A Critical Biography. Oslo and Baton Rouge: Universitetsforlaget/Louisiana State University. 1969. 246pp.

Bonnie James Shaker. Coloring Locals: Racial Formation in Kate Chopin's "Youth's Companion" Stories. University of Iowa Press. 2003. 168pp.

Peggy Skaggs. Kate Chopin. Twayne Publishers. 1985. 130pp.

Marlene Springer. Edith Wharton and Kate Chopin: A Reference Guide. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall. 1976.

Allen F. Stein; Yoshinobu Hakutani. Under Leaden Skies: Women and Autonomy in Kate Chopin's Short Fiction. Peter Lang Publishing. 2005. 156pp.

Helen Taylor. Gender, Race, and Region in the Writings of Grace King, Ruth McEnery Stuart, and Kate Chopin. Louisiana State University Press. 1989. 229pp.

Emily Toth; Per Seyersted; Marilyn Bonnell; Cheyenne Bonnell (editors). Kate Chopin's Private Papers. Indiana University Press. 1998. 333pp.

Emily Toth. Kate Chopin: A Life of the Author of The Awakening. Century. 1990. 528pp.

Emily Toth. Unveiling Kate Chopin. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. 1999. 290pp.

Nancy Walker (editor). The Awakening: Kate Chopin. Boston: St. Martin's Press/Bedford Books. 1993.

Nancy A. Walker. Kate Chopin: A Literary Life. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2000.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.305)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.199)

  8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.52)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.141)

  11. American Authors 1600-1900 (p.150)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.199)

  13. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.132)

  14. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.110)

  15. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.109)

  16. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.163)

  17. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.206)

  18. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.124)

  19. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (pp.187-89)

  20. Legends in Their Own Time (p.48)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.3)

  22. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.87)

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