A Pair of Silk Stockings. Little Mrs. Sommers one day found herself the unexpected possessor of fifteen dollars. It seemed to her a very large amount of money. Kate Chopin’s Short Stories Summary and Analysis of “A Pair of Silk After choosing a black pair of stockings, Mrs. Sommers buys them and. This lesson includes a summary of Kate Chopin’s short story A Pair of Silk Stockings. The lesson goes on to analyze the major themes in the.

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The neighbors are all aware of what Mrs. Aug 25, Ralph rated it it was amazing. Despite Mrs Sommers longing to return to a previous life, without responsibilities to others, the reader is aware that very little actually changes for her.

A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin

This would guarantee they would last a great deal longer than usual. The atmosphere of this story, the characters, all was so strongly built with very few words I am just amazed. Chopin has a real mastery of katw short-story format, and each tale feels fully formed and vivid – though some are only 3 or 4 tiny pages long. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. There she finds a pair of silk stockings for sale and is entranced by their smoothness.


These little black Penguins are going to be a permanent fixture in my handbag. Jun 27, Joey Woolfardis rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoyed each of these stories. Cuopin sign nearby announced that they had been reduced in price. What a very small box it was! Even now, mothers abound such as Mrs Summers, wanting to buy things for their children, and rarely indulging in kkate for herself. She ordered six oysters, a chop, something sweet, a glass of wine and a cup of coffee.


Sommers as “little”, Chopin refers to more than her physical stature. Every other story in this little black classic does the same, be it for varying themes: Want to Read saving…. Kate Chopin was an Stoc,ings novelist and short-story writer best known for her startling novel, The Awakening. Missus Sommers chose a black pair and looked at them closely.

Aug 03, Jane Loik rated it liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The story was first published in Vogue. In barely ten pages Chopin deals with love, prejudice, racism, the injustice of men against women. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I think that it’ll take me another few readings before I’ll begin to get an inkling of what it’s about.


A short story by Kate Chopin. The title story comes last. Missus Sommers knew the value of finding things for sale at reduced prices.

I get the feeling that the day she just has was a rarity, and would never have been possible in the presence of her other half.

No doubt it will take me several months to get through all of them!

Books by Kate Chopin. Sommers has spent the day and her extra money treatiing herself to a few small pleasures. She laughed and cried at the play.

Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening – A Pair of Silk Stockings

Her new stockings and boots and gloves had worked wonders for her appearance. The Joy That Kills. During the quiet hours of the night she lay awake considering ideas.

He could not resolve choppin worn, old shoes with her beautiful, new stockings.