By (author) Kate Chopin
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Awakening by Kate Chopin
Book 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780780735910
(172mm x 110mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Perfection Learning
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1982
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kate Chopin
Awakening, Paperback (March 2016)
Kate Chopin's classic, an American Anna Karenina, joins Canongate's Canons series. With an introduction by Barbara Kingsolver
Awakening and Selected Stories, Paperback (September 2015)
Widely censured at the time of its publication in 1899, Kate Chopin's The Awakening is an evocative story of self-discovery and female emancipation that has since become one of the most popular classics in the American canon.
Kate Chopin the Dover Reader, Paperback (April 2015)
Concise introduction to the 19th-century, pre-feminist author features complete text of The Awakening plus short stories, including "The Storm," "The Story of an Hour," and "A Pair of Silk Stockings."
Pair of Silk Stockings, Paperback (February 2015)» View all books by Kate Chopin
From one of the most daring writers of fin-de-siecle America, this title features five stories of awakening that range from Louisiana's plantations and poverty-stricken bayous to its gilded cities.
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