The Awakening

The Awakening : And Selected Stories of Kate Chopin

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The pioneering short novel of feminist fiction is a sympathetic portrayal of a woman's discovery of the stifling bonds of her marriage and the strength of her own sexuality. First published in 1899, it shocked the popular taste of the day, outraged official morality, and destroyed the author's reputation and career. Today, however, this novel and Kate Chopin's other writings have found a highly receptive audience among a generation of women who have learned to value their own individuality and independence.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 101.6 x 172.72 x 27.94mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • SIGNET CLASSICS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0451524489
  • 9780451524485
  • 170,619

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Flexible, iridescent style. Willa Cather
As pertinent as any fiction this year or last. It is uncanny, nothing else. "The New York Times""
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About Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin (1850-1904) was born in St. Louis. She moved to Louisiana where she wrote two novels and numerous stories. Because The Awakening was widely condemned, publication of Chopin's third story collection was cancelled. The Awakening was rediscovered by scholars in the 1960s and 1970s and is her best-known work.
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Table of contents

Edited and with an Introduction by Barbara H. Solomon
Introduction
A Note on the Text
Chronology
Selected Bibliography
The Awakening
Wiser Than a God
A Point at Issue!
A Shameful Affair
Miss McEnders
At the 'Cadian Ball
Désirée's Baby
Madame Celestin's Divorce
A Lady of Bayou St. John
La Belle Zoraïde
A Respectable Woman
The Story of an Hour
Regret
The Kiss
Athénïse
A Pair of Silk Stockings
The Storm
Charlie
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2 8% (1,011)
1 3% (450)
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