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The Awakening
Author: Kate Chopin

ISBN: 9780486277868
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1 January 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.8 x 0.9
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When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin's daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the straitened confines of her domestic situation.
Aside from its unusually frank treatment of a then-controversial subject, the novel is widely admired today for its literary qualities. Edmund Wilson characterized it as a work "quite uninhibited and beautifully written, which anticipates D. H. Lawrence in its treatment of infidelity."
Although the theme of marital infidelity no longer shocks, few novels have plumbed the psychology of a woman involved in an illicit relationship with the perception, artistry, and honesty that Kate Chopin brought toThe Awakening. Now available in this inexpensive edition, it offers a powerful and provocative reading experience to modern readers.

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