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Augustt 2, 2019: Kate Chopin's "The Locket"

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Please join us for our next chat in  #readers_corner at 8:30 P.M. (EDST) August 3rd, 2019  -00:30  A.M. (GMT) August 4th -- for a discussion of "The Locket" by Kate Chopin.  We have discussed several of Chopin's stories, and we have always found them interesting.

Kate O'Flaherty (1850 -1904) was born in St Louis, Missouri and in 1870 married Oscar Chopin, the son of a wealthy Louisiana cotton grower.  She lived in Louisiana with her husband until his death from swamp fever (malaria) in 1882. She returned to St Louis where she took up writing to support herself and her children. She scandalized the 19th century and triggered a revolution in the 20th. She set her stories in New Orleans and in the bayous and backwaters of Louisiana—a lush Creole world that awakened desire and longings for freedom. Lost for over half a century, her fiction has been unearthed and rediscovered for our time.  

"The Locket" examines the heartbreak of a young woman on receiving the news of her suitors death in combat, and her surprise on learning the truth about his last hours in battle.

This story is available on the author's web site at: 

https://www.pbs.org/katechopin/library/locket.html

Meeting Place:  #Readers_Corner 

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I hope to see you all at our chat.  Don't forget to bring a friend.

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