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The Awakening and Selected Stories

The Awakening and Selected Stories

  • Title: The Awakening and Selected Stories
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  • ISBN : 9780743487672
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 296 pages


Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one s life Kate Chopin was enjoying wide popularity as a writer, mainly of short stories, when her second novel, The Awakening, was published to widespread criticism of its immorality A wake up call to women all over the country, this landmark novel of early America Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one s life Kate Chopin was enjoying wide popularity as a writer, mainly of short stories, when her second novel, The Awakening, was published to widespread criticism of its immorality A wake up call to women all over the country, this landmark novel of early American feminism tells of a Louisiana wife who discovers the strength of her own sexuality and tries to wrench it from the hands of a patriarchal society And just as Edna Pontellier is ostracized for trying to master her own sexual fate, so did Chopin s reputation suffer after she wrote this book Today The Awakening is considered a masterpiece and, along with Chopin s short stories, has set a standard for younger generations of women who have learned to value their independence and authenticity.Edited and with an Introduction by Barbara H Solomon and with a New Afterword by Roxane Gay


Author Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin was an American novelist and short story writer best known for her startling 1899 novel, The Awakening Born in St Louis, she moved to New Orleans after marrying Oscar Chopin in 1870 Less than a decade later Oscar s cotton business fell on hard times and they moved to his family s plantation in the Natchitoches Parish of northwestern Louisiana Oscar died in 1882 and Kate was suddenl




The Awakening and Selected Stories Reviews (31)

  • 5 5stars2019 update I actually meant to update my rating for The Awakening AGES ago because I ended up using the novella as my main piece of literature in my gigantic English Major Writing Seminar essay and I really found myself enjoying it the I worked with it and its become my go to novel when di [..]

  • I spent an entire afternoon reading the short stories in this book, enthralled and enraptured, skipping luncheon to bathe in the hedonistic tendencies of Chopin s women I am now tempted to spent all of my student loans in some tailor s shop, a fine restaurant, a play I am tempted to sleep with the n [..]

  • Introduction The Second Coming of Aphrodite, by Sandra M GilbertSuggestions for Further ReadingA Note on the Text The Awakening Emancipation A Life Fable At the Cadian Ball D sir e s Baby La Belle Zora de At Ch ni re Caminada The Story of an Hour Lilacs Ath na se A Pair of Silk Stockings N g [..]

  • I did not enjoy this story, and I did not see why Edna s life was so bad I can understand feeling restricted, but I think Edna was a very selfish woman If anything, she should have thought of her children I am not here to say that women don t have existences outside of their marriages, their childre [..]

  • Most reviews of The Awakening begin with a qualification For a woman of her time, Kate Chopin but not this one I loved it from start to finish, loved it up, down, and sideways, loved it in a house, with a mouse, etc It s an angsty American masterpiece a Catcher in the Rye for late 19th [..]

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