We would like to acknowledge the help of Dr Mary Reilly, Anthea Jarvis of the Gallery of English Costume, and Teresa Egan in the preparation of this volume. We would also like to acknowledge the supportive and silent contribution of Eamonn, Lucy and Andrew Nolan.
The following publishers, institutions and individuals have kindly given permission to reprint materials:
DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS for 'The Teeth of Desire: The Awakening and The Descent of Man' by Bert Bender in American Literature Vol. 63 (1991), and 'Alien Hands: Kate Chopin and the Colonization of Race' by Michelle A. Birnbaum in American Literature Vol. 66 (1994). All rights reserved. Used by permission of the publisher.
DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS for 'Maternal Discourse and the Romance of Self-Possession in Kate Chopin's The Awakening' by Ivy Schweitzer in Boundary 2, Volume 17, No. 12/31/1899. Copyright 1990, Duke University Press. All rights reserved. Used by permission of the publisher.
MISSOURI HISTORICAL SOCIETY for extracts from Kate Chopin's Commonplace Book in Kate Chopin Papers, and the portrait of Kate Chopin.
MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA for 'The Awakening in the Context of the Experience, Culture and Values of Southern Women' by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese from Approaches to Teaching Chopin's The Awakening. Reprinted by permission of the Modern Language Association of America.
STUDIES IN AMERICAN FICTION for 'Un-Utterable Longing: The Discourse of Feminine Sexuality in The Awakening' by Cynthia Griffin Wolff in Studies in American Fiction 24:1 (1996).
SYMBIOSIS: A JOURNAL OF ANGLO-AMERICAN LITERARY RELATIONS, 1.1 (April 1997) for 'Walking Through New Orleans: Kate Chopin and the Female Flâneur' by Helen Taylor. Reprinted by permission of the editors.