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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, 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 Selected Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Chopin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 211
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 23 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780553213300
    ISBN 10: 055321330X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 813.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOEAST
    B&T General Subject: 500
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/LOUISI
    DC22: 813/.4
    Ingram Theme: CULT/DPSOUT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    BIC subject category V2: D
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/LANEWO, CULT/MIDSTH
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GULFCT
    LC classification: PS1294.C63
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC classification: PS1294.C63 A6 1988
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.5.4.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FYB, D
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam USA
    Publication date
    01 August 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Flap copy
    First 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.