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The Awakening

And Selected Stories of Kate Chopin

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Published: 1st April 1976
For Ages: 18+ years old
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“Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one’s 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 Chopin’s reputation suffer after she wrote this book. Today The Awakening is considered a masterpiece and, along with Chopin’s 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.

"Flexible, iridescent style."--Willa Cather "As pertinent as any fiction this year or last. It is uncanny, nothing else."--The New York Times

Introductionp. vii
A Note on the Textp. xxix
Chronologyp. xxx
Selected Bibliographyp. xxxiii
The Awakeningp. 1
Wiser Than a Godp. 126
A Point at Issuelp. 136
A Shameful Aflairp. 148
Miss McEndersp. 154
At the 'Cadian Ballp. 163
Desiree's Babyp. 173
Madame Celestin's Divorcep. 179
A Lady of Bayou St. Johnp. 183
La Belle Zoraidep. 188
A Respectable Womanp. 194
The Story of an Hourp. 198
Regretp. 201
The Kissp. 205
Athenaisep. 208
A Pair of Silk Stockingsp. 239
The Stormp. 244
Charliep. 250
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ISBN: 9780451524485
ISBN-10: 0451524489
Series: Signet Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st April 1976
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 10.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.16