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.
The Awakening and Selected Stories (4 Cassettes)by Kate Chopin, John McElroy (Abridged by), Joanna P. Adler (Contribution by)
Edna Pontellier, a young wife and mother in a comfortable New Orleans family, has come to feel caged by the traditional expectations of her domestic life. When it was published in 1899, the frank treatment of her awakening desire and search for self-discovery caused this story to be labeled sordid and immoral. Chopin's collected stories, although written almost 90 years ago, remain remarkably fresh and immediate today. 4 cassettes.
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