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Kate Chopin's Short Stories Lesson Plan

Introduction to Kate Chopin's Short Stories

Kate Chopin began writing in 1888, after the death of her husband, Oscar. Her first published story, "A Point at Issue!" appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1889. Until her death in 1904, Chopin published regularly, both books and stories in periodicals; the stories in this lesson plan are culled from her collections Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadie and from the unpublished volume A Vocation and a Voice. (The stories from this latter volume are often considered "uncollected," since A Vocation and a Voice was rejected by publishers in Chopin's lifetime and many of the stories did not appear until decades after her death.)

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