Kate Chopin's The Awakening: A Sourcebook

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Chronology

Bullet points are used to denote events in Chopin's life, and asterisks to denote historical and literary events.

1850

Born Katherine O'Flaherty, 8 February, in St Louis, Missouri, to Thomas O'Flaherty, an Irish immigrant, and Eliza Faris, a French-Creole

1852

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Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

1855

Enrols in Academy of the Sacred Heart; death of father, Thomas O'Flaherty, in railway accident

1857

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Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

1861

Despite living in the Unionist state of Missouri the O'Flahertys are supporters of the Confederacy

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Abraham Lincoln elected President; outbreak of American Civil War

1863

Death of great-grandmother, Victorie Verdon Charleville; death of half-brother George, a Confederate soldier

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Emancipation proclamation

1865

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End of Civil War; assassination of Lincoln

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page vii
  • Contents ix
  • Illustrations xiii
  • Annotation and Footnotes xv
  • Acknowledgements xvii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Contexts 3
  • Contextual Overview 5
  • Further Reading 12
  • Chronology 13
  • Contemporary Documents 16
  • 2 - Interpretations 51
  • Critical History 53
  • Nineteenth-Century Responses 56
  • Modern Criticism 61
  • 3 - Key Passages 99
  • Introduction 101
  • Key Passages 103
  • 4 - Further Reading 155
  • Further Reading 157
  • Index 160
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