"Toth and Seyersted's well-organized, carefully edited volume makes available all manuscripts and related items from all archival collections. . . . This volume is essential for American literature collections." —Choice
An edition of the primarily unpublished papers of Kate Chopin, author of the feminist classic The Awakening. These papers illuminate the growth of Chopin as a writer, reveal the reactions of critics to her work, and settle a number of controversies in Chopin studies.