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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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The story of this 1899 novel takes place in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century. The plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle between her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that

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The story of this 1899 novel takes place in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century. The plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle between her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American 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 a mixed reaction from contemporary readers and critics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781495307041
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/22/2014
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Kate Chopin, born Katherine O'Flaherty (February 8, 1850 - August 22, 1904), was a U.S. author of short stories and novels.

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