Kate Chopin is a widely considered a forerunner to the feminist authors of the twentieth century. Focusing on themes of race and
gender, her short stories largely center on life in rural Louisiana. In A Pair
of Silk Stockings, a young woman unexpected finds herself with fifteen dollars.
Inspired by her newfound wealth, she ignores her natural impulses and indulges
in a day of luxurious abandon. A wistful rumination on loss and the illusion of
control, A Pair of Silk Stockings is Chopin at her absolute best.Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.