The Awakening

The Awakening

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A recognised classic of 19th century literature, 'The Awakening' caused a scandal on first publication for its powerful portrayal of one woman's fight for independence from the stultifying norms of wifedom and more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 126 x 174 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • Melville House Publishing
  • Brooklyn, United States
  • English
  • 1935554123
  • 9781935554127
  • 229,570

About Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin lived in Louisiana during her marriage and began to write after her husband's death. In addition to "The Awakening," she wrote a novel, "At Fault," and more than 100 short more

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