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PDF Title: The Story of an Hour
Book File Type: PDF Download / Read Online
PDF Author: Kate Chopin
Publication Date: May 02, 1894
Genre: Short Story, Feminist Literature, Realism
Audiobook : Yes
PDF Language: English

The Story of an Hour is a short story by Kate Chopin, first published in 1894. The story follows the thoughts and emotions of a woman named Louise Mallard, who learns that her husband has died in a train accident.

At first, Louise is overwhelmed with grief and despair, but as she reflects on her new freedom and independence, she experiences a sudden and unexpected joy. However, her happiness is short-lived when her husband appears alive and well, and Louise dies from a heart attack.

The Story of an Hour has been praised for its insight into the psychological and emotional experiences of women in the late 19th century, and it is considered a landmark work of feminist literature. The story has also been admired for its concise and powerful prose, its vivid depiction of the inner life of its protagonist, and its poignant exploration of the complexities of human emotions.


"There would be no one to live for her during those coming years; she would live for herself. There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow-creature. A kind intention or a cruel intention made the act seem no less a crime as she looked upon it in that brief moment of illumination."

"She was drinking in a very elixir of life through that open window."

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