The Awakening (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 13337385

Kate Chopin (1850?1904) was an author of short stories and novels, mostly of a Louisiana Creole background. She is now considered to have been a forerunner of feminist authors of the 20th century.

Kate Chopin's compelling, candid portrait of a woman attempting to seek a life beyond her role as devoted wife and mother was considered dangerous when first published in 1899
The Pontellier family are spending a hot, lazy holiday on the Gulf of Mexico. No-one expects that Edna Pontellier should be preoccupied with anything more than her husband and children. When an illicit summer romance awakens new ideas and longings in Edna, she can barely understand herself, and cannot hope for aid or acceptance in the stifling attitudes of Louisiana society. Now considered a classic, this tale of liberation caused a scandal when it was first published and was dismissed as "vulgar," "unhealthy," and "morbid" by other contemporary reviewers, effectively ending Chopin's career.

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ISBN 9780099540779
Genre FICTION / Classics
Format Paperback
Pages 221
Publisher Date 2011-08-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Random House Uk Ltd
Copyright Year 2011
Height 8.0 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.36 lb
Language English
Series Name Vintage Classics
Edition Detail Reissue
Audience General/trade
Authors Chopin, Kate
Country of Origin United States

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