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Description - The Awakening by Kate Chopin

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'The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamouring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in abysses of solitude . . . '

When 'The Awakening' was first published in 1899, charges of sordidness and immorality seemed to consign it into obscurity and irreparably damage its author's reputation. But a century after her death, it is widely regarded as Kate Chopin's great achievement. Through careful, subtle changes of style, Chopin shows the transformation of Edna Pontellier, a young wife and mother, who - with tragic consequences - refuses to be caged by married and domestic life, and claims for herself moral and erotic freedom.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241341421
ISBN-10: 0241341426
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Jun-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kate Chopin

Katherine O'Flaherty (1850-1904), known by her married name Kate Chopin, was an American author of short stories and novels. In 1899, her second novel, The Awakening, was published to much outrage and harsh criticism based upon moral, rather than literary, standards.

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