'At Fault', which mirrors Chopin's own life, was written at the beginning of her career and introduces characters and themes that appeared later in her acclaimed novel 'The Awakening'. Set in the post-Reconstruction South against the backdrop of economic devastation and simmering racial tensions, this is the story of Therese Lafirme, a beautiful young Creole widow, who falls in love with a divorced businessman, David Hosmer. When her moral and religious convictions compel her to reject Hosmer's marriage proposal, the two are set on a tumultuous journey.
About the Author
Kate Chopin (1850-1904) is an American writer born in St. Louis, MO who is known for her stories about bold women forging paths contrary to social expectation. She published almost 100 short stories as well as the novel The Awakening, which was widely condemned upon publication but is today regarded to be one of her greatest achievements. She was a influential author who introduced powerful female characters to the American literacy world.
Published by E-Kitap Projesi & Cheapest Books, February 1890. Paperback, 192 pages.