The Story of an Hour - Kate Chopin
“Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death.”
American short-story writer Kate Chopin’s tale “The Story of an Hour” was first published in Vogue in 1894 and has endured to become one of her most beloved works. Upon learning of her husband’s death, Louise Mallard considers how this fateful event will change her life, meditating on the ideas of loss, freedom, and the bounds of marriage. “The Story of an Hour” was brought to life by Tina Rathbone as a part of the PBS anthology series American Playhouse.
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