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The Locket

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A young woman gives her true love, a soldier, her locket before he goes away to war. Promising he will always keep it safe, when the locket returns but the young man does not, the young woman's world falls apart.
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Published (first published 1894)
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Angelica Castillo
Four confederate soldiers are talking over the fire while waiting for orders. They are asking about Edmond's locket, and a soldier named Nick says that is is a Catholic token to protect Edmond. The latter agrees because it has protected him all this time, although it is a locket given by his lover Octavie. It contains a picture of her parents and the date they were married.

When Edmond is resting, he dreamt of Octavie and is ashamed that she will see him in such a poor condition. He also dreamt o
Viji Sarath (Bookish endeavors)
A normal fairy-tale love story except that in the end you understand the author tricked you somewhere. A soldier and his beloved who gifts him a locket which is invaluable to her. The story revolves around the locket. It was good,a nice romantic story. But just good,nothing more nothing less.
☔Diane S.
A locket, the horrors of the Civil war and the hardship of those who wait. Love the clarity of Chopin's prose.
Keelynn Hardy
This is a nice sweet, simple story, and I've arranged my thoughts into a haiku:

"Loss comes easier
When faith is misplaced
And fantasies fly."
A short story about war, love lost, and love found. This story can often be found online, or in collections of Kate Chopin stories such as The Awakening and Selected Stories
A Confederate soldier carries a locket around his neck.
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Kate Chopin was an American novelist and short-story writer best known for her startling 1899 novel, The Awakening. Born in St. Louis, she moved to New Orleans after marrying Oscar Chopin in 1870. Less than a decade later Oscar's cotton business fell on hard times and they moved to his family's plantation in the Natchitoches Parish of northwestern Louisiana. Oscar died in 1882 and Kate was suddenl ...more
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