The Awakening

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  • Publisher: Everyman's Library USA
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 133mm x 212mm x 22mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 1 May 1993
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0679417214
  • ISBN 13: 9780679417217
  • Sales rank: 874,221

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Novelist and short story writer Kate Chopin (1851-1904) was the first American woman to deal with women's roles as wives and mothers. The Awakening (1899), her most famous novel, concerns a woman, dissatisfied with her indifferent husband, who gives in to her desire for other men and commits adultery. This is a searing depiction of the religious and social pressures brought to bear on women who transgress restrictive Victorian codes of behavior.

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