The Awakening and Selected Short Stories (Illustrated)

The Awakening and Selected Short Stories (Illustrated)

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by Kate Chopin
     
 

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The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the…  See more details below

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The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating mixed reaction from contemporary readers and criticism.

The novel's blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernist literature; it prefigures the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and echoes the works of contemporaries such as Edith Wharton and Henry James. It can also be considered among the first Southern works in a tradition that would culminate with the modern masterpieces of Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, and Tennessee Williams.

The Awakening

Beyond The Bayou

Ma'ame Pelagie

Desiree's Baby

A Respectable Woman

The Kiss

A Pair Of Silk Stockings

The Locket

A Reflection

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781300088035
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
08/15/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,067,561
File size:
3 MB

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