Kate Chopin
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"Kate Chopin", born "Katherine O'Flaherty", was an American author of short story/short stories and novels. She is now considered by some to have been a forerunner of the feminist authors of the 20th century.

From 1892 to 1895, she wrote short stories for both children and adults which were published in such magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Vogue (magazine)/Vogue, The Century Magazine, and The Youth's Companion. Her major works were two short story collections, Bayou Folk (1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897). Her important short stories included "Désirée’s Baby," a tale of miscegenation in Antebellum era/antebellum Louisiana (published in 1893), "The Story of an Hour" (1894), and "The Storm (short story)/The Storm"(1898). "The Storm" is a sequel to "The 'Cadian Ball," which appeared in her first collection of short stories, Bayou Folk. Chopin also wrote two novels: At Fault (1890) and The Awakening (Chopin novel)/The Awakening (1899), which are set in New Orleans and Grand Isle, Louisiana/Grand Isle, respectively. The people in her stories are usually inhabitants of Louisiana. Many of her works are set in Natchitoches, Louisiana/Natchitoches in north central Louisiana.

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