Story of an Hour
The short story “Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin was published in 1894. Louise Mallard who suffers from a heart condition is told that Brentley, her husband, has been killed in a railroad accident. She loved her husband but she is not distressed by his death. Brentley loved her and treated her well. However, as loving Brentley is, nothing can compensate Louise for the freedom that she has lost by marrying. Her face "bespoke repression"; no matter how kind Brentley has been, he has still imposed his will upon his wife. Hence, Brentley's death is not tragic to her, since it gives her own life back to her. Brentley returns home unaware of the accident. When Louise sees her husband alive she falls down dead.
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Circulating Books – A Selected List
Call Number: PS1294 .C63 K385
Call Number: PS1294 .C63 A9 1976b
Call Number: PS1294 .C63 C75 1996
Call Number: PS1294 .C63 S4 1980b
o Pg. 563-64 (Same as MagillOnAuthors database)
o Vol. 7, pg. 3907-09
o Vol. 8, pg. 72-3, 79-80, 84, 87, 99, 102, 108
o Vol. 68, pg. 207, 245, 248
o Vol. 2, pg. 263-77
o Vol. 14, pg. 60, 78
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