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The awakening : an authoritative text, contexts, criticism

Author: Kate Chopin; Margaret Culley
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1976.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the summer of her 28th year, Edna Pontellier and her children, along with the wives and families of other prospective businessmen, spend the summer in an idyllic coastal community away from their husbands and the sweltering heat of 1890s' New Orleans. Aware of deep yearnings that are unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood, Edna plunges into an illicit liaison that reawakens her long dormant desires, inflames her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Kate Chopin; Chopin; Kate Chopin
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Chopin; Margaret Culley
ISBN: 0393091724 9780393091724 0393044343 9780393044348
OCLC Number: 2806169
Description: viii, 229 pages : facsimile ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Kate Chopin ; edited by Margaret Culley.

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In the summer of her 28th year, Edna Pontellier and her children, along with the wives and families of other prospective businessmen, spend the summer in an idyllic coastal community away from their husbands and the sweltering heat of 1890s' New Orleans. Aware of deep yearnings that are unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood, Edna plunges into an illicit liaison that reawakens her long dormant desires, inflames her heart, and eventually blinds her to all else.

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