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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Thu, 04 Jun 2009 00:58:47 +0200

i have not read any book from this writer...

Thu, 22 May 2008 20:04:25 +0200

Kate Chopin was a great writer who only recently has been recognized. Her works focus on the powerlessness of women in the late 1800s-early 1900s. The Awaikening is her longest and most critically aclaimed work. It is not my favorite though. Read Desiree's Baby (also included in this collection).

Book Details  

Language: English

Published in: 1899

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


Copyright: Public Domain

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