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The Awakening: An Authoritative Text, Biographical and Historical Contexts, Criticism

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Publisher Comments:

The text is that of the first edition of the novel, published by Herbert S. Stone in 1899. It has been annotated by the editor and includes translations of French phrases and information about New Orleans locales, customs, and lore, the Bayou region, and Creole culture. "Bibliographical and Historical Contexts", expanded and introduced by a new Editor's Note, presents biographical, historical, and cultural documents contemporary with the novel's publication. Included are a biographical essay by the acclaimed Chopin biographer Emily Toth, "An Etiquette/Advice Book Sampler" with selections from the conduct books of the period in which Chopin lived and wrote, and period fashion plates from Harper's Bazar. A comprehensive "Criticism" section, introduced by a new Editor's Note, contains expanded selections from hard-to-find contemporary reviews of the novel; two letters of mysterious origin written in response to the novel; and Chopin's "Retraction," which followed 's negative reception. These are followed by twenty-seven interpretive essays, twelve of them new to the Second Edition, that provide a variety of perspectives on , including essays by Cynthia Griffin Wolff, Nancy Walker, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Paula A. Treichler, Sandra M. Gilbert, Lee R. Edwards, Patricia S. Yaeger, Elizabeth Ammons, and Elaine Showalter. A Chronology of Chopin's life and an updated Selected Bibliography are also included.

Synopsis:

This Second Edition of a perennial favorite in the Norton Critical Edition series represents an extensive revision of its predecessor.

About the Author

Margo Culley is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is the editor of American Women's Autobiography: Fea(s)ts of Memory and A Day at a Time: Diary Literature of American Women, and co-editor of Women's Personal Narratives: Essays in Criticism and Pedagogy and Gendered Subjects: The Dynamics of Feminist Teaching. She teaches courses in American studies, women's studies, and ethnic studies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393960570
Other:
Chopin, Kate
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Culley, Margo
Author:
Chopin, Kate
Author:
Culley, Margo
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Self-actualization
Subject:
New Orleans (La.) Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Adultery -- Fiction.
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Norton Critical Editions
Series Volume:
9467
Publication Date:
19930931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.2 x 0.7 in 0.7 lb

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