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The Awakening

The Awakening

By: Kate Chopin

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When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin's daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the straitened confines of her domestic situation.
Aside from its unusually frank treatment of a then-controversial subject, the novel is widely admired today for its literary qualities. Edmund Wilson characterized it as a work "quite uninhibited and beautifully written, which anticipates D. H. Lawrence in its treatment of infidelity."
Although the theme of marital infidelity no longer shocks, few novels have plumbed the psychology of a woman involved in an illicit relationship with the perception, artistry, and honesty that Kate Chopin brought to The Awakening. Now available in this inexpensive edition, it offers a powerful and provocative reading experience to modern readers.

Reprint of the Herbert S. Stone & Co., Chicago, 1899 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486277860
ISBN 139780486277868
Author/EditorKate Chopin
FormatBook
Grade level9 and Up (ages 14 and up)
Page Count128
Dimensions5 3/16 x 8 1/4

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