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A Vocation and a Voice: Stories (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

“Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all ones life.”

 

Kate Chopin was enjoying wide popularity as a writer, mainly of short stories, when her second novel, The Awakening, was published to widespread criticism of its immorality. A wake-up call to women all over the country, this landmark novel of early American feminism tells of a Louisiana wife who discovers the strength of her own sexuality and tries to wrench it from the hands of a patriarchal society. And just as Edna Pontellier is ostracized for trying to master her own sexual fate, so did Chopins reputation suffer after she wrote this book. Today The Awakening is considered a masterpiece and, along with Chopins short stories, has set a standard for younger generations of women who have learned to value their independence and authenticity.

Edited and with an Introduction by Barbara H. Solomon and with a New Afterword by Roxane Gay.

Synopsis:

Published for the first time as Chopin intended, this is a collection of her most innovative stories, including "The Story of an Hour," "An Egyptian Cigarette," and "The Kiss."

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxvii-xxxi).

About the Author

Kate Chopin (1850-1904) was born in St. Louis. She moved to Louisiana where she wrote two novels and numerous stories. Because The Awakening was widely condemned, publication of Chopins third story collection was cancelled. The Awakening was rediscovered by scholars in the 1960s and 1970s and is her best-known work.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140390780
Editor:
Toth, Emily
Author:
Toth, Emily
Author:
Chopin, Kate
Author:
Gay, Roxane
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Louisiana Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Louisiana Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
9328
Publication Date:
19910131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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