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    DescriptionFirst published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel so disturbed critics and the public that it was banished for decades afterward. Now widely read and admired, "The Awakening" has been hailed as an early vision of woman's emancipation. This sensuous book tells of a woman's abandonment of her family, her seduction, and her awakening to desires and passions that threated to consumer her. Originally entitled "A Solitary Soul, " this portrait of twenty-eight-year-old Edna Pontellier is a landmark in American fiction, rooted firmly in the romantic tradition of Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson. Here, a woman in search of self-discovery turns away from convention and society, and toward the primal, from convention and society, and toward the primal, irresistibly attracted to nature and the senses "The Awakening," Kate Chopin's last novel, has been praised by Edmund Wilson as "beautifully written." And Willa Cather described its style as "exquisite, " "sensitive, " and "iridescent." This edition of "The Awakening" also includes a selection of short stories by Kate Chopin. "This seems to me a higher order of feminism than repeating the story of woman as victim... Kate Chopin gives her female protagonist the central role, normally reserved for Man, in a meditation on identity and culture, consciousness and art." -- From the introduction by Marilynne Robinson.


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    Title
    The Awakening, and Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Chopin, Illustrated by Lewis Gaston Leary
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 341
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780380002450
    ISBN 10: 0380002450
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOEAST, CULT/SOUTH
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/LOUISI, CULT/DPSOUT, LOCL/LANEWO, SEXL/LESBIN, CULT/MIDSTH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 34
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GULFCT
    Libri: NEWA5500
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    AVON BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 November 1994
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Interesting and Timely . . . Chopin's oracular feminism and prophetic prophetic psychology almost outweigh her estimable literary talents.""--Newsweek""Chopin shares the boldness in technical experiment and moral relativism of her contemporaries in the 1890s . . . a writer of considerable sensibility and talent . . . in her stories she worked for breadth. In height, however, and depth, it is "The Awakening" that will serve as her passport in to our time and posterity.""The Times Literary Supplement" (London)"Kate Chopin was long before her time in dealing with sexual passion . . . and the personal emotions of women.""--The New York Review of Books