Kate ChopinAvailable in Ebook only
Part of The Art of the Novella
“She wanted to swim far out, where no woman had swum before.”
Condemned as “sordid” and “immoral” on its publication in 1899, this story of a woman trapped in her marriage effectively ended Chopin’s career but was revived as a proto-feminist classic in the 1970s. What Newsweek calls Chopin’s “prophetic psychology” insures its timeliness today.