Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin (1850-1904) was an American author. 

Chopin's works were typically focused on female protagonists and their struggles against prejudice, discrimination and social control. Furthermore, many of her stories contained explicit descriptions of female sexuality, which made her a very controversial figure during her lifetime.  Her most famous novel is The Awakening (1899), which tells the story of a married woman who longs for a more independent life.

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