Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge
Calixta, Alcée, and Bobinôt show up in an earlier story by Chopin, "At the 'Cadian Ball" (source).
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Chopin was the mother of six children (source).
Chopin didn't start writing professionally until after her husband passed away. They had only been married for twelve years when he passed died from malaria (source).
The man with whom Edna commits adultery in Chopin's famous novel The Awakening is also named Alcée.