The following make available Kate Chopin's known surviving writings (including unpublished fragments, personal statements, fiction, essays, diaries and letters):
Seyersted Per(ed.), The Complete Works of Kate Chopin( Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1969).
Toth Emily(ed.), A Vocation and a Voice: Stories by Kate Chopin ( Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1991).
Seyersted Per and Toth Emily(eds.), A Kate Chopin Miscellany ( Oslo: Universitetsforlaget and Natchitoches: Northwestern State Univ. of Louisiana, 1979). With useful bibliography.
Toth Emily, Seyersted Per, and Bonnell Cheyenne(eds.), Kate Chopin's Private Papers( Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana UP, 1998). Updates and completes Miscellany above.
Bonner Thomas, The Kate Chopin Companion. With Chopin's Translations from French Fiction ( Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1988).
Editions of The Awakeningreprint either the text of the first edition or that of Complete Works. The following contain especially helpful critical and contextual material:
Culley Margo(ed.), The Awakening. An Authoritative Text, Biographical and Historical Contexts, Criticism, 2nd edn.( New York: Norton, 1994).
Walker Nancy A.(ed.), The Awakening( Boston: Bedford Books of St Martin's Press; Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1993).
Nye Lorraine M., "Four Birth Dates for Kate Chopin", Southern Studies, 25:4 ( 1986), 375-6. (Argues for 1849 birthdate.)
Rankin Daniel, Kate Chopin and Her Creole Stories ( Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1932). (Gives birthdate as 1851.) Now much criticized, but a pioneering study.
Seyersted Per, Kate Chopin: A Critical Biography ( 1969; Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1980). (Gives birthdate as 1851). Contributed immeasurably to Chopin's revival.
Toth Emily, Kate Chopin: A Life of the Author of 'The Awakening'( 1990; London: Century, 1991). (Settles 1850 birthdate.) Now the authoritative biography; shortened and rev. as Kate Chopin Unveiled ( Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1999). Useful bibliographies.