Web Sites on Kate Chopin
Woman Far Ahead of Her Time." Essay by Ann Bail Howard, Great Plain
Chatauqua Society site.
Kate Chopin (Paul Reuben's Site)
There are two pictures and a fine bibliography of works about Chopin
from Paul Reuben's Perspectives in American Literature.
Grand Isle with "The Literary Traveler"
Chopin: Ahead of her Time A biography of Kate Chopin by Christina
Chopin On the Domestic
Goddesses site. This includes a biography, bibliography, and a number
of critical essays on Chopin's work (primarily from students).
Kate Chopin Page
A student project done by Audrey Hoffman for a distance learning
course at Kutztown University in spring 1997, this site has essays on
Chopin's life and writing, a good photograph, and bibliographies of
Chopin's works and criticism (as well as some summaries of criticism
on The Awakening).
This site was created by four students at Assumption College and
it focuses primarily on The Awakening. It includes a photograph
of Kate Chopin and her children.
On-Line Works by Kate Chopin
Text of "The Story of an Hour"
Text with response prompts and notes on relevant literary terminology
from San Diego State University.
Chopin Site. Documenting
the American South (UNC-Chapel Hill) presents a brief biography
and three Chopin books: The
Night in Acadie, and Bayou
Folk. Particularly related to "The Story of an Hour" are "Athenaise"
Awakening (1896); Ozeme's Holiday (1896); Regret (1895).
The full texts (html) are available from the University of Virginia
Electronic Text Project.
Literary and Historical Context
Realism, Naturalism, and Local Color
Essay by Neal Wyatt on the literary "movements" most closely related
to her writing.
Historical Context of Kate Chopin's Writings
This short essay considers Chopin's knowledge of Creole culture and
literary issues of her time. This is part of Trent
Sutton's University of Texas site on Kate Chopin and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Literature: Women Writers.
A brief article on Southern women writers by Patricia Evans with
This overview of the movement of naturalism in American Literature
comes from Paul Reuben's on-line Perspectives in American Literature.
Louisiana Local Color:
Short Stories of Alice Dunbar-Nelson and Kate Chopin
A paper by Bryan Bourn on these two writers as "local-color" writers.