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    The Awakening (Collins Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Kate Chopin

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    DescriptionHarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'I would give up the unessential; I would give my money, I would give my life for my children; but I wouldn't give myself.' Heralded as one of the first instances of feminist literature and rejected at its time of publication by the literary set on grounds of moral distaste, Kate Chopin's The Awakening caused consternation in 1899. Constrained and confined by the limitations surrounding marriage and motherhood in the late 1800s, Edna Pontellier begins to challenge the notion of femininity through her thoughts and actions. Questioning her love for her husband, and opening herself up to the possibilities of other men and a life outside of societal convention leads to a gradual awakening of her desires. Chopin's fascinating exploration of one woman challenging the expectation that surrounds her is powerful, daring and ultimately tragic in its conclusions.


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    Title
    The Awakening
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Chopin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 130 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007420056
    ISBN 10: 0007420056
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    DC22: 813.4
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    William Collins
    Publication date
    01 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kate Chopin (1850-1904) was an American author of short stories and novels for both adults and children. She is now considered by many to have been a forerunner of feminist authors of the 20th century.