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The Awakening: A Solitary Soul (Everyman's Library)

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ISBN13: 9780679417217
ISBN10: 0679417214
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Kate Chopin's riveting, daring story of one woman's search for personal freedom was so far ahead of its time that its publication in 1899 aroused a storm of controversy violent enough to end its author's career.  

With an effortless, sure-handed artistry, Chopin tells the story of Edna Pontellier, a young mother and model wife, whose romantic involvement with a young man during a vacation at a seaside resort allows her for the first time to imagine a new, freer life.  Upon her return to New Orleans, Edna leaves her husband's home for her own cottage and begins an affair, only to discover that the constraints of social custom may be more powerful than she thought.  Contemporary readers and reviewers were shocked by the frank, unapologetic treatment of adultery in The Awakening.  The fact that we have the book at all is the most convincing tribute to its enduring, irrespressible power. 

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In the summer of her 28th year, Edna Pontellier and her children, along with the wives and families of other prospective businessmen, spend the summer in an idyllic coastal community away from their husbands and the sweltering heat of 1890s' New Orleans. Aware of deep yearnings that are unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood, Edna plunges into an illicit liaison that reawakens her long dormant desires, inflames her heart, and eventually blinds her to all else.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxviii-xxix).

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AstraeaBeauty, May 25, 2008 (view all comments by AstraeaBeauty)
One of my favorite books, this novel never ceases to amaze me every time I read it again. While this is not Chopin's only novel ("At Fault" being her first published novel) it is certainly her most powerful work. Published in 1899 and shortly banned after its publication, "The Awakening" is still as relevant today as ever. The main character Edna Pontellier is one of the major female literary figures who represents all aspects of womanhood. Perhaps most astonishing, though, is Edna's trajectory from silent, obediante mother/wife to awakened happy, and justified lover. I highly recommend this novel to every female and anyone who has ever seen "deadness" in a person's eyes.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679417217
Author:
Chopin, Kate
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Self-actualization
Subject:
New Orleans (La.) Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
132
Publication Date:
19921131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.33x5.25x.88 in. .88 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In the summer of her 28th year, Edna Pontellier and her children, along with the wives and families of other prospective businessmen, spend the summer in an idyllic coastal community away from their husbands and the sweltering heat of 1890s' New Orleans. Aware of deep yearnings that are unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood, Edna plunges into an illicit liaison that reawakens her long dormant desires, inflames her heart, and eventually blinds her to all else.
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Introduction by Elaine Showalter

"Synopsis" by , (Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)

Introduction by Elaine Showalter

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