Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"
A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook
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Kate Chopin's The Awakening by Janet Beer
Book DescriptionDamned upon publication for engaging with the taboo issues of female sexuality and infidelity, Kate Chopin's The Awakening (1899) is now hailed as a key early feminist text and an important work of American literature. This sourcebook combines accessible commentary with reprinted documents to provide the ideal introduction to this widely debated novel. The editors offer: * extensive coverage of the contexts to the work, including biographical information on Chopin and the social and historical backgrounds to her writing * an outline of the critical reception of the novel from the early reviews to contemporary debates, and extracts from influential essays * selected chapters of the original text, reproduced with extensive commentary on key issues and suggestions on links with contextual and critical materials * a guide to further reading, ideal for extended independent study. Providing all the tools for engaged, informed individual analysis of the text, this sourcebook will greatly enrich any reading of The Awakening. It is an essential starting point for students of American literature and women's writing, or for anyone fascinated by Chopin's controversial work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415238212
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Janet Beer
Edith Wharton: Sex, Satire and the Older Woman, Hardback (August 2011)
Wharton's late and critically-neglected novels are reclaimed as experimental in form and radical in content in this book, which also suggests that her portrayal of older female characters in her last six novels anticipates contemporary unease about the cultural marginalization of the older woman in Western society.
Cambridge Companion to Kate Chopin, Paperback (September 2008)
A collection of essays for students covering Chopin's fiction, context, influences, and the American and transatlantic aspects of her work.
House of Mirth, Paperback (September 2006)
Edith Wharton's "The House of Mirth" (1905) is a satirical, and also an analysis of a young, single woman trying to find her place in a materialistic and unforgiving society. Part of the "Routledge Guides to Literature" series, this volume is a guide to the novel, and also a way through the critical material that surrounds Wharton's text.
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Damned upon publication for engaging with the taboo issues of female sexuality and infidelity, Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" (1899) is hailed as a key early feminist text and an important work of American literature. This book combines commentary with reprinted documents to provide an introduction to this widely debated novel.
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Author Biography - Janet Beer
Janet Beer is Professor of English, and Dean and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, at Manchester Metropolitan University. Elizabeth Nolan is Associate Lecturer in the Department of English at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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