The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin

The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin

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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.

When The Awakening was first published in 1899, critical outcry proved so vociferous that the novel was banned for decades. Now praised as a classic of early feminist literature, Kate Chopin’s final work rejects conventional female roles and celebrates a woman’s journey towards self-awareness. As the 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.

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Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780743487672
0743487672
Branch Call Number: FICTION CHOPI...K
Characteristics: xx, 296 pages ; 17 cm

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CaiPrince13 Apr 21, 2012

This is my least favorite book of all time. I was so disgusted by all of the characters and the story that I wish I could erase it from my memory. I understand the themes and the "literary merit" of it, but I have never hated a book so much as I did this one. Read at your own peril.

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