* Beautifully illustrated with atmospheric images, Bayou Folk is a delightful collection of short stories by Kate Chopin. * Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's readers as they would have been when first published, the stories are some of the great works of American literature and continue to be widely read throughout the world. * This meticulous digital edition fr* Beautifully illustrated with atmospheric images, Bayou Folk is a delightful collection of short stories by Kate Chopin. * Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's readers as they would have been when first published, the stories are some of the great works of American literature and continue to be widely read throughout the world. * This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Illustrated Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original text and is enhanced with images carefully selected by our team of professional editors....
|Title||:||Bayou Folk - Classic Illustrated Edition|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||166 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Bayou Folk - Classic Illustrated Edition Reviews
Interesting short stories with interesting and divers characters. But i didn't care much for the colloquial language in the conversations. My head began to ache trying to understand them!Here is an example: "I wants 'im to come in heah an' say: 'Howdy, Aunt Dicey! will you be so kine and go put on yo' noo calker dress an' yo' bonnit w'at you w'ars to meetin', an' stan' 'side f'om dat i'onin'-boa'd w'ilse I gwine take yo' photygraph.' Dat de way fo' a boy to talk w'at had good raisin'."
Kate's writing is interesting. The dialogue is very colloquial which I enjoyed. I've read other short stories by her I enjoyed more. The Bayou Folk stories seemed random and mostly anecdotal. I thought they offered an intriguing glimpse of 19th Century America.
A wide ranging collection, from classics like "Desiree's Baby" to nostalgic plantation fiction tales to humorous sketches to short romances. It contains both "local color" and, in "A Gentleman of Bayou Teche" in particular, its critique. Many echo each other: part of the greatness of "A Visit to Avoyelles" is that it initially suggests it will be a repeat of "In Sabine" but amounts to its opposite ("Madame Celestin's Divorce" might also be said to echo "In Sabine," but for the purpose of parody).
I love Kate Chopin. She was a century ahead of her time. This edition has versions of the short stories "translated" into modern English, including the parts originally in French. The originals are in appendixes.
This book swept me away to this other wonderful world. The setting was brilliantly set. I could totally see it in my mind. But the characters were definitely my favorite part. They are all so colorful, interesting, exciting, and hilarious. The main character is just perfect. The plot moved fast enough that I couldn't stop reading lest I miss something, but the author still took the time to flesh out the details. The details are what really make or break a story.