By Kate Chopin
True to the writer's intrepid explorations of taboo topics and resonating with autobiographical components, At Fault masterfully portrays a posh love triangle amid the tensions of the agricultural post-Reconstruction South. Thérèse Lafirme is a tender Creole widow in love with a divorced St. Louis businessman, David Hosmer. the ethical and spiritual constraints thrust upon Thérèse hinder her reputation of Hosmer's marriage ceremony inspiration, atmosphere the 2 on a treacherous course that contains Hosmer's former spouse, Fanny. initially released in 1890, the radical is marked via an analogous fearless exam of society and sexuality that distinguish Chopin's later works.