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The Awakening

Category: Classics
Author: Kate Chopin, Marilynne Robinson
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Rating: 4.2 of 5 stars
Counts: 68
Original Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
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Publisher: April 1st 1985 by Turtleback Books (first published 1899)
Language: English
ISBN: 0808509535
ISBN13: 9780808509530
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Tags: Fiction   Novels   Literature   Young Adult   Historical Fiction   Feminism   Classics   American   High School   Academic   School   Read For School  
Original Title: The Awakening
First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel so disturbed critics and the public that it was banished for decades afterward. Now widely read and admired, "The Awakening" has been hailed as an early vision of woman's emancipation. This sensuous book tells of a woman's abandonment of her family, her seduction, and her awakening to desires and passions that threated to consumer her. Originally entitled "A Solitary Soul, " this portrait of twenty-eight-year-old Edna Pontellier is a landmark in American fiction, rooted firmly in the romantic tradition of Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson. Here, a woman in search of self-discovery turns away from convention and society, and toward the primal, irresistibly attracted to nature and the senses. "The Awakening," Kate Chopin's last novel, has been praised by Edmund Wilson as "beautifully written." And Willa Cather described its style as "exquisite, " "sensitive, " and "iridescent." This edition of "The Awakening" also includes a selection of short stories by Kate Chopin. "This seems to me a higher order of feminism than repeating the story of woman as victim... Kate Chopin gives her female protagonist the central role, normally reserved for Man, in a meditation on identity and culture, consciousness and art." From the introduction by Marilynne Robinson.

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