At Fault by Kate Chopin

By Kate Chopin

An intrepid explorer of taboos, Chopin wrote a few of America's boldest and top 19th-century fiction.

Divorce and alcoholism are one of the bold topics of her first novel, set within the rural post-Reconstruction South opposed to a backdrop of financial devastation and simmering racial pressure.

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