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The Awakening : an authoritative text, biographical and historical contexts, criticism

Author: Kate Chopin; Margo Culley
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1994.
Series: Norton critical editions
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Presents an annotated edition of the 1899 novel about a Victorian-era woman who finds passionate physical love with a young man she meets while on vacation; and includes biographical, historical, and cultural documents related to the novel's publication, and a selection of critical essays.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Kate Chopin
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Chopin; Margo Culley
ISBN: 0393960579 9780393960570
OCLC Number: 26974902
Description: x, 324 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: A new biographical approach / Emily Toth --
An etiquette/ advice book sampler --
Duties of the wife --
Avoid all cause for complaint --
Beware of confidants --
Influence of mothers --
Reception days --
Rules for summer resorts --
Flirtation and increasing fastness of manner --
Musicales --
The street manners of a lady --
Places of amusement --
Formal dinner parties --
Dress to suit the occasion --
Dress for receiving calls --
Carriage dress --
The full dinner dress --
Costumes for country and sea-side --
Bathing dresses --
Fashion plates from Harper's Bazar --
Creole women / Mary L. Shaffter --
[Southern womanhood] / Wilbur Fisk Tillet --
Are women growing selfish? / Dorothy Dix --
The American wife --
Summer flirtations --
A strike for liberty --
Women and suicide --
From Women and economics / Charlotte Perkins Stetson --
[Conspicuous consumption and the servant-wife] / Thorstein Veblen --
Editor's note : History of the criticism of The awakening --
From Book News (March 1899) --
From The mirror (May 4, 1899) --
From the St. Louis Daily Globe-Democrat (May 13, 1899) --
From The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (May 20, 1899) --
From The Chicago Times-Herald (June 1, 1899) --
From The Outlook (June 3, 1899) --
From The Providence Sunday Journal (June 4, 1899) --
From The New Orleans Times-Democrat (June 18, 1899) --
From Public Opinion (June 22, 1899) --
From Literature (June 23, 1899) --
From The New York Times (June 24, 1899) --
From The Los Angeles Sunday Times (June 25, 1899) --
From The Pittsburgh Leader (July 8, 1899) --
From The Dial (August 1, 1899) --
From The Nation (August 3, 1899) --
From The Congregationalist (August 24, 1899) --
Letters from "Lady Janet Scammon Young" and "Dr. Dunrobin Thomson" --
Chopin's "Retraction" --
[The unlikely awakening of a married woman] / Percival Pollard --
[Influences upon the novel] / Daniel S. Rankin --
[An American Madame Bovary] / Cyrille Arnavon --
[A forgotten novel] / Kenneth Eble --
[The southern woman in fiction] / Marie Fletcher --
From The American 1890s / Larzer Ziff --
[Contrasting forces in the novel] / George Arms --
[Kate Chopin and the American realists] / Per Seyersted --
[The ending of the novel] / George M. Spangler --
Local color in The awakening / John R. May --
[Kate Chopin and Walt Whitman] / Lewis Leary --
[Edna and the "Woman question"] / Jules Chametzky --
[Romantic imagery] / Donald A. Ringe --
[Narrative stance] / Ruth Sullivan and Stewart Smith --
[Thanatos and Eros] / Cynthia Griffin Wolff --
Edna's suicide / Suzanne Wolkenfeld --
The problem of the one and the many --
Edna Pontellier : "A solitary soul" / Margo Culley --
[Feminist or naturalist?] / Nancy Walker --
[Progression and regression in Edna Pontellier] / Elizabeth Fox-Genovese --
[Language and ambiguity] / Paula A. Treichler --
[The second coming of Aphrodite] / Sandra M. Gilbert --
[Sexuality, maternity, and selfhood] / Lee R. Edwards --
[Language and female emancipation] / Patricia S. Yaeger --
[American racial and sexual mythology] Anna Shannon Elfenbein --
[Gender, race, and region] / Helen Taylor --
[Women of color in the Awakening] / Elizabeth Ammons --
[Chopin and American women writers] / Elaine Showalter.
Series Title: Norton critical editions
Responsibility: Kate Chopin ; edited by Margo Culley.

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Presents an annotated edition of the 1899 novel about a Victorian-era woman who finds passionate physical love with a young man she meets while on vacation; and includes biographical, historical, and cultural documents related to the novel's publication, and a selection of critical essays.

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