The Awakening

The Awakening

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Kate Chopin s novel, a landmark work of early feminism, is seen as a pre-cursor to the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. The upper-class Creole society of New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the 19th century is brought to audio in a stirring performance by Academy Award-winning actress Kim Basinger. Edna Pontellier, vacationing for the summer with her family on Grand Isle, has a great desire to find and live fully within her true self. However, her struggle to reconcile her unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century South brings the story to a tragic conclusion. With a blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity, "The Awakening" is the first in a tradition that would culminate in the modern masterpieces of Flannery O Connor, Eudora Welty, and Tennessee Williams. "The Awakening" is part of Audible s A-List Collection, featuring the world s most celebrated actors narrating distinguished works of literature that each star had a hand in selecting."show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 134.62 x 170.18 x 12.7mm | 45.36g
  • United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1480560073
  • 9781480560079
  • 2,286,346

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