The Story of an Hour
Kate Chopin is a widely considered the forerunner to thefeminist authors of the twentieth century. Focusing on themes of race andgender, her short stories largely center on life in rural Louisiana. In “TheStory of an Hour,” Louise Mallard has just learned that her husband isdead—believed to have died during a train accident. Her family fears that thenews will kill Louise, who suffers from a weak heart.
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