Desiree's Baby
Kate Chopin Jacqueline Kinlow
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Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM By Kate Chopin Jacqueline Kinlow

Kate Chopin was an American author of short stories and novels, mostly with a Louisiana Creole background Today she is considered a forerunner of the feminist authors of the 20th century This powerful little story concerns a Southern gentleman who disowns his wife because he fears she has negro blood The truth makes for a dramatic ending.
  • Title: Desiree's Baby
  • Author: Kate Chopin Jacqueline Kinlow
  • ISBN: 9781883049331
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Audiobook

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Yani Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
Estoy alucinada con la brevedad y la contundencia de los relatos de esta autora. Tal como me sucedió conThe Story of an Hour(no lo reseñé, pero lo recomiendo sin ninguna duda), me quedé con la boca abierta en el final, anonadada por el efecto y por lo mucho que se puede extraer de unas pocas carillas leídas.Désirée’s Baby(1892) confirmó que lo mejor que pude haber hecho en estos días fue toparme de casualidad con Kate Chopin. Désirée es una joven adoptada por los Valmondé desde que [...]
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Jennifer Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
I thought it was a nice story until one of my former teachers gave us an interesting new theory. Then I thought it fantastic. Spoilersbahead. If you haven't read the story yet please scroll to the next review. The theory was that Armand knew the twist from the beginning. He was 7 when they moved from France where his mother was, so he probably could remember the dark woman who is his mother. His growing distance from Desiree was a form of anger at himself and shame/guilt of allowing her to take [...]
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Dannii Elle Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
My motivation for reading this short classic was that it was briefly featured in The One-in-a-Million Boy, and I felt I needed added context to understand its presence in the tale.The tale was short and fairly well executed, but my problem with it arose from that I found it to be a pointless story. The synopsis of the mother discovering her child was of mixed-race, only after seeing him paired next to another mixed-race child felt unfeasible, and her husband's treatment of her after discovering [...]
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Noha Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
3.5Whoa! one of the saddest stories i've read till now and it contains an absolutely brilliant plot-twist
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Helga Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
a short story which managed to rip my heart to pieces in such a short time!
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Hana Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
Hey, I want more!Read this for our book club. Quite crisp and captivating.
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Liz Janet Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
Kate Chopin wrote The Awakening, one amazing feminist novel, and her most regarded piece of work, yet there is another work of hers that I often compare and put at par with the novel, it is this short story. In Desiree’s Baby we have a story of miscegenation in a Creole Louisiana, as well as a morally grey area, in which one must make their own choice on the ending, sort of like the ending of “The Giver” or “Life of Pi”. It follows Désirée, who is adopted by Monsieur and Madame Valmo [...]
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Claire Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
I had to read this short story for a class, and my jaw dropped by the end. It is an amazing account of what life was like for many women and very heart-wrenching. I could read this over and over and each time find something I hadn't noticed before, even though it is so short. I simply loved it and everyone should read this.
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Rebecca Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
I actually wrote a college paper on this story comparing the evolution of the plot to slavery and gender roles among African Americans and Women of the time period versus today's standards. The piece was very well written and thought provoking.
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عبدالرحمن القصير Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
تدور أحداث القصة في لويزيانا يوم أن كانت مستعمرة فرنسية يقوم فيها البيض باستعباد السود. دزيري فتاة لقيطة تتزوج من رجل أبيض ذو وجاهة وحضوة فتنجب فتى أسود. هل كان أحد والدي دزيري أسوداً أم العكس صحيح. تثير هذه القصة العنصرية والتعذيب الذي تعرض له السود في ذلك الزمن الأسود.
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Latanya (CraftyScribbles) Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
In Desiree's Baby, family secrets spring forth leading to an agonizing fate to the uninitiated. Set in Pre-Civil War Louisiana, a rich plantation owner follows the "one-drop rule" faithfully, leading his wife and their son to their end.YetThe secret does not stem from his wife, adopted by her parents, whose familial background remains ambigious. In a karmic twist, he bears the burden of his lineage. A quick read or listen), Chopin offers the reality and cruelty racial boundaries, never to be cro [...]
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Aida Ghazar Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
Enjoyed reading it! It is a real gem.Thanks dear Helga for recommending it.
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Chrissy Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
This was beautifully written, and a sad snapshot into another time and place. I do wish I hadn't been spoiled about the ending before I read it - I think I might have liked it even better.
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Pboswell Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
I forgot just how sad this story is. Gahh, lies and deception ruined the lives of those who were in the dark about the truth. It's funny how the truth about lies makes all the truth you thought you knew seem like lies too. One lie, one secret, one deceptionn cause a lifetime of pain, suffering, resentment, and grief. Color. It's the biggest division among the human race. We give it so much power, so much so that we don't know how to be ourselves in the danger of color. We crumble and surrender w [...]
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Raghad Khamees Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
"Desiree's Baby" , it is a short story by Kate Chopin who wrote it before the American civil war. The plot reveals the discrimination against Afro-Americans, and how they suffer from the bad treatment because of their black skin. I really like what Kate Chopin writes. I remember that I read "the story of an hour" in the last year , and this is the second work that I've read for this creative writer.
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Andy Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
Great short story about the 19th century society that did not tolerate the "mixing of the races", and considered African Americans as being less worthy than white people. I just loved, how the impeccable husband who considered himself holier than thou gets his ass handed in the end, and realizes that he has lost everything due to his ignorance and bias that now has to be directed against himself as well.
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Ali Al-Busaidi Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
A short story I read at the beginning of my first college year. Despite it being short, the impact it had on me was great. It also gave me a deeper insight to the terrible world of slavery and racism in North America in just a few pages through the painful story of Desiree and her baby. A light and enjoyable read.
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Joe Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
Great concept, but squashed into a story that was too short
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Sierra the Nerdgirl Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
I actually rather liked this short story compared to "The Awakening".
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Amal Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
had to read the story for school. it was an ironical one, made me think of how much has changed in the world since the 19th century.
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Lina Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
Asshole husband gets as asshole husband deserves.
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Michelle Adams Rawlings Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
Despite being such a short read, this piece completely encompasses everything a literature enthusiast should know about Kate Chopin. With allusions to her interest in French literature and the Creole and Cajun influences of her later years, this story was characteristic of Chopin in that it unapologetically showed "inferior" people—Madame Valmonde as a woman, and the "negroes" as slaves—in more independent positions. (view spoiler)[Chopin juxtapositions their independence with Armand's dimwi [...]
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Laurie Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
This is a quick read and free through google. Somehow I had never read this one in school. It’s a bit shocking to come upon words like quadroon and people being pleased when slaves are treated well. All that being said, I feel that Armand knew the mixed blood was his and not hers. Having the baby gone made everything easier for him. The ending did not come as a surprise but I enjoyed the style of writing.
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Phil Syphe Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
This is one of those tragic stories where two white parents have a baby that isn't so white. It's set in the America of yesteryear when this was serious enough to turn one partner's love for the other to unforgiving hatred.The author does a great job of setting the tone and evoking sympathy for the rejected partner. What impressed me most was the last paragraph. I won't give it away, but will say I didn't see it coming.
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Amit Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
Well another Kate Chopin and it's turned out to be an another great readI don't want to go any details with it but what I like most or say what make me very happy Armand did get his butt out, when Desiree considered her fate and moved along with it. Of course including with her baby tooA modest story have to say
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Inked_Books Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
I was set to read this for my degree and went in expecting to dislike it. Was I wrong ? Yes! Very wrong! The narrative is fascinatingly captivating! I was instantly drawn in and the last line is wow! It poses interesting questions about women and race I have found a new favourite author!!
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Cydney Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
3.5 starsEverything I've learned this semester, even from different subjects, is so amazingly intertwined.
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Hunter Tidwell Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
Chopin's prose is painfully Victorian to me, but boy oh boy, a Gothic reckoning of race and class in the South? That's my bag.
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Nisha Sadasivan Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
Wow I read Kate's short stories just for the final twist. Its awesome !!
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Wallflower from Saturn Nov 17, 2018 - 05:09 AM
Poignant story, as Kate Chopin knows how to write them.
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Desiree's Baby By Kate Chopin Jacqueline Kinlow Kate Chopin was an American author of short stories and novels, mostly with a Louisiana Creole background Today she is considered a forerunner of the feminist authors of the 20th century This powerful little story concerns a Southern gentleman who disowns his wife because he fears she has negro blood The truth makes for a dramatic ending.

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