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Description - The Awakening and Selected Stories by Kate Chopin

Unfolding in the sensuous environment of Southern Louisiana, 'The Awakening' is an evocative story of self-discovery and female emancipation, as the young Edna Pontellier reclaims her own individuality, refusing to be defined by her roles of wife and mother. Widely censured at the time of its publication in 1899, the novel has since become one of the most popular classics in the American canon, and continues to tantalise readers with its powerful, ambivalent ending. Before the critical success of 'The Awakening' in the 1970s, Kate Chopin was best known for her short stories, which had secured her reputation as a 'local colorist'. As testified by the selection in this volume, Chopin's stories reveal her as an observant, compassionate and often humorous writer, alert to the foibles, weaknesses and small triumphs of human nature. AUTHOR: Kate Chopin, born Katherine O'Flaherty on February 8, 1850, was an American author of short stories and novels. She is now considered by some to have been a forerunner of the feminist authors of the 20th century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840225846
ISBN-10: 184022584X
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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