‘The Kiss’ by Kate Chopin: Summary and Analysis


By Dr Oliver Tearle

‘The Kiss’ is a short story by the American writer Kate Chopin (1850-1904), written in a single day (19 September 1894) and published in Vogue magazine the following June. (Chopin was paid just $10 for the story.) ‘The Kiss’ is about a woman who is passionately attracted to one man but who wishes to marry another, who is a millionaire; one day, the man she loves kisses her in full view of the wealthy man she wants to marry. Continue reading “‘The Kiss’ by Kate Chopin: Summary and Analysis”