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The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

The Awakening (1899) appears in this collection of short stories. Upon publication of the story Chopin's writing was highly praised, but the public was outraged by the content and only one edition was printed....


The Awakening and Selected Stories

by Kate Chopin & Sandra Gilbert

Introduction by Kaye Gibbons

Edited and with notes by Nina Baym

Commentary by Elizabeth Blackwell, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and from The Picayune’s Creole Cook Book

 

The Awakening...


The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

Edna Pontellier is a wife, a mother, and a member of the Presbyterian Church, but has never felt comfortable being defined by any of these roles. Edna yearns for freedom, independence, and self-fulfillment—all...


The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

A classic American novel on female sexuality. The Awakening is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century, the plot...


The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel so disturbed critics and the public that it was banished for decades afterward. Now widely read and admired, The Awakening has...


The Awakening

by Kate Chopin & Barbara Kingsolver

'Introducing this release of The Awakening has given me an opportunity to re-experience one of my life's important books . . . I still marvel at Chopin's realism, her impatience with conventional trappings,...


The awakening

by Kate Chopin

Louisiana, end of 1800: Creole families, French settlers descendants, are melted with the rest of the Anglo-Saxon society in the United States. In that world that she feels tight, the twenty-eight Edna Pontellier...


The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin

by Kate Chopin

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

The Awakening is a novel by Kate Chopin. Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century, the plot centers around Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly...


The Story of an Hour

by Kate Chopin

Mrs. Louise Mallard, afflicted with a heart condition, reflects on the death of her husband from the safety of her locked room. Originally published in Vogue magazine, “The Story of an Hour” was retitled...


The Awakening Thrift Study Edition

by Kate Chopin

Includes the unabridged text of Chopin's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography,...


Lilacs and Other Stories

by Kate Chopin

From the author of The Awakening comes this collection, which features 24 distinctive tales of Southern life, filled with fascinating characters, idiosyncratic customs, and sometimes shocking details.


At Fault

by Kate Chopin

Set in the rural post-Reconstruction South against a backdrop of economic devastation and simmering racial tension, Chopin's first novel explores two of the era's taboo subjects, divorce and alcoholism.


A Pair of Silk Stockings

by Kate Chopin

Includes 9 masterful portraits of black and white inhabitants of Louisiana's bayou and urban areas. Written with grace, delicate humor, and a keen understanding of the female psyche.


The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

First published in 1899, this controversial novel of a New Orleans wife's search for love outside a stifling marriage shocked readers. Today, it remains a first-rate narrative with superb characterization. New...


The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

by Kate Chopin

This collection includes the following selected works by Kate Chopin: The Awakening, Beyond the Bayou, Ma'ame Pelagie, Desiree's Baby, A Respectable Woman, The Kiss, A Pair of Silk Stockings, The Locket, and...


A Vocation and a Voice: Stories

by Kate Chopin & Emily Toth

Published for the first time as Chopin intended, this is a collection of her most innovative stories, including "The Story of an Hour," "An Egyptian Cigarette," and "The Kiss."

For more than seventy years, Penguin...


The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

Set in New Orleans, the story follows Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's...


Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadie

by Kate Chopin & Bernard Koloski

In one volume, the two short-story collections that established Kate Chopin as one of America's best-loved realist writers.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature...


At Fault

by Kate Chopin

Thérèse Lafirme, a beautiful and resourceful Creole woman, is widowed at age thirty-two and left alone to run her Louisiana plantation. When Thérèse falls in love with David Hosmer, a divorced businessman,...