By Kate Chopin
Thérèse Lafirme, a gorgeous and imaginative Creole lady, is widowed at age thirty-two and left on my own to run her Louisiana plantation. whilst Thérèse falls in love with David Hosmer, a divorced businessman, her robust ethical and spiritual convictions make it very unlikely for her to simply accept his marriage thought. Her made up our minds rejection units the 2 on a tumultuous course that consists of Hosmer's former spouse, Fanny. At Fault is either romantic and packed with stark realism-a love tale that expands to handle the advanced challenge of balancing own happiness and social duty-set within the post-Reconstruction South opposed to a backdrop of financial devastation and simmering racial tensions. Written initially of her profession, At Fault parallels Chopin's personal existence and introduces characters and issues that seem in her later works, together with The Awakening.
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