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The Awakening and Selected Short Stories
     

The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

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by Kate Chopin
 

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Written in 1899, Chopin shocked readers by creating the passionate main character of Edna Pontellier. Pentellier, a wife and mother of two sons living in conventional Creole society, rejects these roles and decides to live selfishly. The scandal created by the book haunted Kate Chopin for the rest of her life: she did not produce any new works during the last five

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Written in 1899, Chopin shocked readers by creating the passionate main character of Edna Pontellier. Pentellier, a wife and mother of two sons living in conventional Creole society, rejects these roles and decides to live selfishly. The scandal created by the book haunted Kate Chopin for the rest of her life: she did not produce any new works during the last five years of her life

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015629095
Publisher:
HM
Publication date:
09/21/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
479 KB

Meet the Author

One of the first books to truthfully write about women’s lives, Kate Chopin’s The Awakening is considered a quintessential work of Southern literature and a bold foray into early feminism. Aside from The Awakening, Chopin has written numerous short stories, many exploring Cajun, Creole, and Southern identities.

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