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- Kate Chopin (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Kate Chopin (Dictionary of World Biography: The 19th Century)
- Kate Chopin (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- Kate Chopin (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Kate Chopin (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Kate Chopin
- First Published: 1898
- Type of Plot: Domestic realism
- Time of Work: 1898
- Setting: Louisiana
- Characters: Bobinôt, Calixta, Bibi, Alcée Laballière, Clarisse
- Genres: Short fiction, Domestic realism
- Subjects: Freedom, Love or romance, Sex or sexuality, Adultery, Happiness
- Locales: United States, Louisiana, North America
While Bobinôt and his son, Bibi, are shopping at Friedheimer’s store, the air becomes still. Dark clouds roll in from the west, and thunder rumbles in the distance. Father and son decide to wait inside until the storm passes instead of trying to reach home. When Bibi suggests that Calixta may be frightened to be alone, Bobinôt reassures him that she will be all right.
The approaching storm does not, in fact, worry her. She merely closes the doors and windows and then goes to gather the clothes hanging outside. As she steps onto the porch, she sees Alcée...
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