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Kate Chopin's  The Story of an Hour has always been much loved and much debated. Its plot involves a women recently widowed from her overbearing husband, and what happens to her in her newfound freedom. Did she love him? Did she hate him? Listeners will surely have their own convictions regarding these open questions. Walter Covell narrates this early feminist work in an eloquent baritone, with noticeable lovely enunciation.

Summary

Kate Chopin was an American author of short stories and novels, mostly with a Louisiana Creole background. Today she is now considered a forerunner of the feminist authors of the 20th century. This powerful story concerns a wife who learns that her overbearing husband has been killed. The short period of mourning turns to the hope of her new freedom - but then comes the very unexpected climax.
(P)1981 Jimcin Recordings

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  • Laura
  • Newbridge, Ireland
  • 02-04-10

Short story by Kate Chopin

I was not familiar with Kate Chopin's work before but found this story very dark and almost pointless.

Everything was wrong about this book- the short length of under one hour and taking an hour to tell a story that could be told as a joke in less than 60 seconds.

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  • Caroline
  • Leighton Buzzard, Beds, United Kingdom
  • 25-02-10

A perfect short story

The story of an Hour is a great introduction to Kate Chopin's work.