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The Awakening: And Selected Stories of Kate Chopin (Signet Classics)

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Synopses & Reviews

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 in 1899, the short novel of feminist fiction is a sympathetic portrayal of a woman's discovery of the stifling bonds of her marriage and the strength of her own sexuality. Revised reissue.

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.

Table of Contents

Edited and with an Introduction by Barbara H. Solomon

Introduction

A Note on the Text

Chronology

Selected Bibliography

The Awakening

Wiser Than a God

A Point at Issue!

A Shameful Affair

Miss McEnders

At the 'Cadian Ball

Désirée's Baby

Madame Celestin's Divorce

A Lady of Bayou St. John

La Belle Zoraïde

A Respectable Woman

The Story of an Hour

Regret

The Kiss

Athénïse

A Pair of Silk Stockings

The Storm

Charlie

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451524485
Editor:
Solomon, Barbara H.
Author:
Solomon, Barbara H.
Author:
Gay, Roxane
Author:
Chopin, Kate
Publisher:
Signet Book
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Collections and anthologies
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Signet Classics Paperback
Publication Date:
19760431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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