The Awakening

The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

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Overview

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 introductory note.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486277868
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 11/04/1993
Series: Dover Thrift Editions
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 39,911
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 960L (what's this?)

About the Author

A precursor of the 20th century's feminist authors, Kate Chopin (1850–1904) wrote short stories and novels for children and adults. The St. Louis native lived in New Orleans for a dozen years and set most of her tales amid Louisiana's Creole culture. Many of her stories were well ahead of their time, and she achieved widespread acclaim only after her death.

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