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BiographyKate Chopin, born Katherine O'Flaherty in 1850, was one of the most individual and adventurous of nineteenth-century American writers, whose fiction explored new and often startling territory. She is the author of two novels, THE AWAKENING and MY FAULT, and several short stories.
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View and download a reading guide for The Awakening
The Awakening Reading Guide
Listen to a short story from the acclaimed author of The Awakening
The Kiss by Kate Chopin
Listen to this touching short story written by Kate Chopin, author of The Awakening.
A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin, read by...
Join our book club-style discussion over a gorgeous Southern feast at The Lockhart in London
The Awakening Supper Club
Inspired by our new edition of Kate Chopin's The Awakening , we're streaming Charlotte Perkins Gilman's classic short story, The Yellow Wallpaper.
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Margaret Drabble, Sarah Churchwell, Zoe Pilger and Zoe Williams offer a cross-generational perspective on the continuing relevance of Kate Chopin's The Awakening
A Feminist Perspective on The Awakening
The Awakening is widely regarded as one of the forerunners of feminist literature alongside Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and Flaubert's Madame Bovary. First published in the United States in 1899, this...
The Awakening – read an extract