04-01-11

4hrs 34min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

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04-01-11

4hrs 34min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

Description

Enduring stories that are as relevant today as they were when written at the turn of the century by influential women writers. 

This audio recording includes: On the Divide and The Garden Lodge by Willa Cather; A Point at Issue, Desiree's Baby, A Pair of Silk Stockings, and The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin; Three Thanksgivings and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; and The Pelican and The Fullness of Life by Edith Wharton.

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Language English
Release Day Mar 31, 2011
Release Date April 1, 2011
Release Date Machine 1301616000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories New in Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Anthologies & Short Stories, Evergreen Classics, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Willa Cather

Willa Cather (1873–1947), the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of more than fifteen books, is widely considered one of the major fiction writers of the twentieth century. She grew up in Nebraska and is best known for her depictions of frontier life on the Great Plains in novels such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and Song of the Lark. In 1944 she was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for One of Ours.

Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin (1851–1904) was born in St. Louis. After marrying, she moved to Louisiana, where she raised six children. Chopin earned acclaim for her finely crafted short stories about the Creole and Cajun people of Louisiana. But her novel, The Awakening, was condemned for its controversial themes, which foreshadowed later feminist literature.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935) gained much of her fame with lectures on women’s issues, ethics, labor, human rights, and social reform. She often referred to these themes in her fiction. She is best remembered for her 1892 short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” based on her own bout with severe postpartum depression and misguided medical treatment.

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (1862–1937) is the author the novels The Age of Innocence and Old New York , both of which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She was the first woman to receive that honor. In 1929 she was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction. She was born in New York and is best known for her stories of life among the upper-class society into which she was born. She was educated privately at home and in Europe. In 1894 she began writing fiction, and her novel The House of Mirth established her as a leading writer.

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Enduring stories that are as relevant today as they were when written at the turn of the century by influential women writers. 

This audio recording includes: On the Divide and The Garden Lodge by Willa Cather; A Point at Issue, Desiree's Baby, A Pair of Silk Stockings, and The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin; Three Thanksgivings and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; and The Pelican and The Fullness of Life by Edith Wharton.

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