- Kate Chopin -
Katherine O'Flaherty (February 8, 1850 - August 22, 1904), known by her married name Kate Chopin, was an American author of short stories and novels.

She married Oscar Chopin on June 9, 1870 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Her best-known work, The Awakening, is the story of a dissatisfied wife who explores her sexuality and commits suicide. It was published in 1899, was out of print for several decades, and is now readily available.

In 1900 she wrote The Gentleman from New Orleans, and that year was listed in the first edition of Who's Who in USA.

Kate Chopin died of a brain hemorrhage.

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