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When The Awakening was first published in 1899, critical outcry proved so vociferous that the novel was banished for decades. Now praised as a classic of early feminist literature, Kate Chopin's last work rejects conventional female roles and celebrates a woman's journey toward self-awareness. As Chopin's heroine, Edna Pontellier, awakens to her own desires she begins to question her ideas about marriage, motherhood, society, art, and the nature of love itself. A milestone in American fiction, The Awakening is an unforgettably poignant novel of self-discovery that has inspired generations of readers.

Washington Square Press Enriched Classics presents the world's greatest literature in timeless editions designed for modern readers. Special features include a lively introduction with essential biographical and historical background, critical perspectives, and a unique visual essay composed of authentic period illustrations and photographs that help bring every word to life.

About the Author

Kate Chopin, born in 1851 as Katherine O'Flaherty in St. Louis to an Irish merchant father and an aristocratic Creole mother, grew up studying piano and reading Austen, Dickens, Goethe, and the BrontĊs. She blossomed into a beauty and was admired for her wit and grace in spite of a streak of free-spiritedness. After marrying Oscar Chopin in 1870, she continued her independent behavior, smoking cigarettes, dressing as she pleased, and taking long walks alone. Yet she bore six children in twelve years of marriage and assumed management of the Chopin family plantation upon Oscar's sudden death in 1882. Turning seriously to writing about that time, she published stories in Vogue and Atlantic Monthly. She wrote a novel, At Fault; a collection of short stories, Bayou Folk; another collection, A Night in Acadie; and her masterpiece, The Awakening. Criticized as immoral and shockingly inappropriate for female readers, the novel sold very poorly and was considered a failure. Chopin, anguished and dismayed by the harsh criticism The Awakening received, eventually stopped writing. She died in 1904, certain that she would be remembered only as a writer of short stories.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671015473
Introduction:
Williams, Deborah Lindsey
Author:
Williams, Deborah Lindsey
Author:
Chopin, Kate
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Women -- Psychology -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20010626
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 in 4.62 oz

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