A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin audiobook

A Pair of Silk Stockings: Short Stories

By Kate Chopin
Read by Susie Berneis

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0.22 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781974910373

In “A Pair of Silk Stockings,” Mrs. Sommers, a once wealthy woman who has fallen on hard times comes into possession of a small fortune of $15. Planning to spend the money on clothing for her children, she becomes sidetracked at a shop counter, entranced by the smoothness of a pair of silk stockings. She goes on to spend the money on the stockings as well as new boots and gloves for herself. In succumbing to “mechanical impulses that direct her action,” Mrs. Sommers resembles Edna Pontellier, the heroine of Kate Chopin’s later masterpiece The Awakening. First published in Vogue in 1897.

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In “A Pair of Silk Stockings,” Mrs. Sommers, a once wealthy woman who has fallen on hard times comes into possession of a small fortune of $15. Planning to spend the money on clothing for her children, she becomes sidetracked at a shop counter, entranced by the smoothness of a pair of silk stockings. She goes on to spend the money on the stockings as well as new boots and gloves for herself. In succumbing to “mechanical impulses that direct her action,” Mrs. Sommers resembles Edna Pontellier, the heroine of Kate Chopin’s later masterpiece The Awakening. First published in Vogue in 1897.

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Author Bio: Kate Chopin

Author Bio: Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin (1851–1901) was born Katherine O’Flaherty in St. Louis in 1851. She was a popular social belle, admired for her wit and beauty. In 1871 she married Oscar Chopin and lived in Louisiana until his sudden death in 1882. Chopin began writing about the Creole and Cajun people in the South, gaining acclaim for her finely crafted short stories. Upon publication in 1899, her now-classic novel The Awakening was widely condemned for its controversial themes, and Chopin was devastated by its harsh critical reception. She died in 1904, denied in her lifetime the recognition she desperately wanted and richly deserved.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 0.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English