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The Awakening & Other Short Stories

The Awakening & Other Short Stories

ByKate Chopin

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 out in her Introduction, Chopin "was writing American realism before most Americans could bear to hear that they were living it."

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Publication Date
Mar 11, 2013
Language
English
ISBN
9781300825555
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Kate Chopin

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Format
PDF

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