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The awakening, and selected short stories

Author: Kate Chopin; Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Toronto [Ont., Canada] ; New York, NY : Bantam Books, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : Bantam classic edView all editions and formats
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First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel so disturbed critics & the public that it was banished for decades afterward. Now widely read & 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, & her awakening to desires & passions that threatened to consumer her. Originally entitled "A Solitary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Chopin; Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 055321330X 9780553213300
OCLC Number: 19701725
Description: xxii, 211 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: The awakening --
Beyond the Bayou --
Maáme Pélagle --
Désirée's baby --
A respectable woman --
The kiss --
A pair of silk stockings --
The locket --
A reflection.
Responsibility: by Kate Chopin ; with an introduction by Marilynne Robinson.

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First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel so disturbed critics & the public that it was banished for decades afterward. Now widely read & 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, & her awakening to desires & passions that threatened 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 & Emily Dickinson. Here, a woman in search of self-discovery turns away from convention & society, & toward the primal, from convention & society, & toward the primal, irresistibly attracted to nature & 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," & "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 & culture, consciousness & art."--The introduction by Marilynne Robinson.

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