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The Awakening
Author: Kate Chopin

ISBN: 9780007420056
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 January 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.6 x 10.9 x 1.6
Description:
'I would give up the unessential; I would give my money, I would give my life for my children; but I wouldn't give myself.'

Heralded as one of the first instances of feminist literature and rejected at its time of publication by the literary set on grounds of moral distaste, Kate Chopin's THE AWAKENING caused consternation in 1899. Constrained and confined by the limitations surrounding marriage and motherhood in the late 1800s, Edna Pontellier begins to challenge the notion of femininity through her thoughts and actions.

Questioning her love for her husband, and opening herself up to the possibilities of other men and a life outside of societal convention leads to a gradual awakening of her desires.

Chopin's fascinating exploration of one woman challenging the expectation that surrounds her is powerful, daring and ultimately tragic in its conclusions.

About The Author

Kate Chopin was an American novelist and short-story writer best known for her startling 1899 novel, The Awakening. Born in St. Louis, she moved to New Orleans after marrying Oscar Chopin in 1870. Less than a...

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