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Author: Kate Chopin Narrator: Richard Mitchley, Liza Ross, Ghizela Rowe Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781783940295
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Katherine O’Flaherty, better known as Kate Chopin, is widely considered as one of America’s greatest novelists, excelling especially in the short story form. A native of Louisiana, her Creole, Cajun, Irish, and French background helped provide a rich source of ideas for her literary works. Regarded as one of the original feminist writers, her stories not only gave women a voice, but also offered a fresh viewpoint on society as a whole. 

This collection of stories includes “The Kiss”; “A Pair of Silk Stockings”; “The Story of an Hour”; “A Respectable Woman”; “The Storm”; “The Lillies”; and “Ma’ame Pelagie.”

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About the Author

Kate Chopin (1851–1901) was born Katherine O’Flaherty in St. Louis in 1851. She was a popular social belle, admired for her wit and beauty. In 1871 she married Oscar Chopin and lived in Louisiana until his sudden death in 1882. Chopin began writing about the Creole and Cajun people in the South, gaining acclaim for her finely crafted short stories. Upon publication in 1899, her now-classic novel The Awakening was widely condemned for its controversial themes, and Chopin was devastated by its harsh critical reception. She died in 1904, denied in her lifetime the recognition she desperately wanted and richly deserved.

About the Narrators

Richard Mitchley is an actor and narrator who has appeared in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet…, The Black Adder, and Doctor Who

Liza Ross is an accomplished actress and voice-over artist based in London. She gained a BA in Honors English at the University of Toronto and trained for an acting career at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Her film work includes Leap Year, Batman, and Return to the Secret Garden. A prolific and award-winning narrator of audiobooks, she won an AudioFile Earphones Award for The Marvelous Land of Oz. Her extensive work in the voice field includes voice overs, animation, and postsync work for films. She is a codirector of the Story Circle audiobook production company. She is married to actor and producer Garrick Hagon.

George S. Irving is an actor and voice-over artist who received a Tony® Award nomination for his Broadway appearance in Me and My Girl. His other Broadway roles include The Pirates of Penzance, Irma La Douce, and Oklahoma!, as well as the animated television special The Year without a Santa Claus.