Saturday, April 11, 2015

Favorite Quotes from At Fault

I have been in love with Kate Chopin and her writing since I read several of her short stories in a high school English class. I absolutely love her writing style and word choice. I'm amazed at her bravery for the topics she wrote about at the time (1890s) - women seeking (physical) love outside of their lifeless marriages, women who were single and full of life, women who couldn't be tamed, women who rejected marriage.

At Fault available on Amazon

Basically, Kate Chopin is my literary and historical hero. At Fault is about a "complex love triangle amid the tensions of the rural post-Reconstruction South.Thérèse Lafirme is a young Creole widow in love with a divorced St. Louis businessman, David Hosmer. The moral and religious constraints thrust upon Thérèse prevent her acceptance of Hosmer's wedding proposal, setting the two on a treacherous path that involves Hosmer's former wife, Fanny." There's also a story of young love between Melicent and Grégoire. Grégoire is adamantly and completely in love with Melicent who is unsure of her feelings for him and does with him as she pleases. Sounds like a modern love story.

Now for some of my favorite quotes from the novel:

"Her eyes were blue, as certain gems are; that deep blue that lights, and glows, and tells things of the soul."

"If you were to go away. Oh! It would take the soul out of my life."

"Do you know that woman is an angel? She's simply the most perfect creature I ever knew."

"I can't let the night go by without telling you that I love you."

"A certain mistrust was creeping into her heart with the nearing darkness."

"Our love must be something like a sacred memory -- a sweet recollection to help us through life when we are apart."

"It pleased her to indulge in a short dream of what might have been."

**Cover and aummary of At Fault by Dover Thrift Edition which sells a paperback copy of the book for $4 on Amazon.