The Awakening & Other Short Stories

The Awakening & Other Short Stories

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The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers with its forthright treatment of sex and suicide. Departing from literary convention, Kate Chopin failed to condemn her heroine's desire for an affair with the son of a Louisiana resort owner, whom she meets on vacation. The power of sensuality, the delusion of ecstatic love, and the solitude that accompanies the trappings of middle- and upper-class life are the themes of this now-classic novel. As Kaye Gibbons points… (more)


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Language: English

Published in: 1899

Word count: 63,896 words (≈ about 4 hours)

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org

Copyright: Public Domain


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