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First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief  novel so disturbed critics and the public that it  was banished for decades afterward. Now widely read  and admired, The Awakening has  been hailed as an early vision of woman's  emancipation. This sensuous book tells of a woman's  abandonment of her family, her seduction, and her  awakening to desires and passions that threated to  consumer her. Originally entitled "A Solitary  Soul," this portrait of twenty-eight-year-old  Edna Pontellier is a landmark in American fiction,  rooted firmly in the romantic tradition of Herman  Melville and Emily Dickinson. Here, a woman in  search of self-discovery turns away from convention and  society, and toward the primal, from convention  and society, and toward the primal, irresistibly  attracted to nature and the sensesThe  Awakening, Kate Chopin's last novel, has been  praised by Edmund Wilson as "beautifully  written." And Willa Cather described its style as  "exquisite," "sensitive," and  "iridescent." This edition of The  Awakening also includes a selection of  short stories by Kate Chopin.

"This seems to me a  higher order of feminism than repeating the story  of woman as victim... Kate Chopin gives her female  protagonist the central role, normally reserved  for Man, in a meditation on identity and culture,  consciousness and art." — From the  introduction by Marilynne Robinson.

Synopsis:

When a Louisiana woman meets a young resort owner while on vacation, she begins to fall in love with him despite her own marriage, in a sensuous short novel, first published in 1899, that is accompanied by a selection of short fiction by Chopin. Reissue.

Synopsis:

The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel so disturbed critics and the public that it was banished for decadesafterward. Now widely read and admired, The Awakening has been hailed as an early vision of woman's emancipation. This sensuous book tells of a woman's abandonment of her family, herseduction, and her awakening to desires and passions that threaten to consume her.

Originally entitled A Solitary Soul, this portrait of twenty-eight-year-old Edna Pontellier is alandmark in American fiction, rooted firmly in the Romantic tradition of Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson. Here a woman engaged in self-discovery turns away from convention and society and toward the primal, irresistibly attracted to nature and the senses. The Awakening, Kate Chopin's last novel, has been praised by Edmund Wilson as beautifully written. And Willa Catherdescribed its style as exquisite, sensitive, and iridescent.

This edition of The Awakening also includes a selectionof short stories by Kate Chopin.

Table of Contents

The awakening — Beyond the Bayou — Ma鈇me P鈋lagle — D鈋sir鈋e's baby — A respectable woman — The kiss — A pair of silk stockings — The locket — A reflection.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553897630
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Fiction
Illustrator:
Robinson, Marilynne
Edited by:
Marilynne Robinson
Author:
Robinson, Marilynne
Author:
Chopin Kate
Author:
Marilynne Robinson
Author:
Chopin, Kate
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Fiction-Classics
Subject:
Fiction-Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
General
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Self-actualization
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Talking books.
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1988
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 240 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780553897630 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When a Louisiana woman meets a young resort owner while on vacation, she begins to fall in love with him despite her own marriage, in a sensuous short novel, first published in 1899, that is accompanied by a selection of short fiction by Chopin. Reissue.
"Synopsis" by , The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel so disturbed critics and the public that it was banished for decadesafterward. Now widely read and admired, The Awakening has been hailed as an early vision of woman's emancipation. This sensuous book tells of a woman's abandonment of her family, herseduction, and her awakening to desires and passions that threaten to consume her.

Originally entitled A Solitary Soul, this portrait of twenty-eight-year-old Edna Pontellier is alandmark in American fiction, rooted firmly in the Romantic tradition of Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson. Here a woman engaged in self-discovery turns away from convention and society and toward the primal, irresistibly attracted to nature and the senses. The Awakening, Kate Chopin's last novel, has been praised by Edmund Wilson as beautifully written. And Willa Catherdescribed its style as exquisite, sensitive, and iridescent.

This edition of The Awakening also includes a selectionof short stories by Kate Chopin.

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