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The Awakening

The Awakening

  • Title: The Awakening
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  • ISBN : 9780543898081
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 195 pages


When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin s daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the confines of her domestic situation.Aside f When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin s daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the confines of her domestic situation.Aside from its unusually frank treatment of a then controversial subject, the novel is widely admired today for its literary qualities Edmund Wilson characterized it as a work quite uninhibited and beautifully written, which anticipates D H Lawrence in its treatment of infidelity Although the theme of marital infidelity no longer shocks, few novels have plumbed the psychology of a woman involved in an illicit relationship with the perception, artistry, and honesty that Kate Chopin brought to The Awakening


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




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  • Why so many ugly one star reviews All about as insightful as the ubiquitous one star reviews of Lolita which call Nabokov the man a child molester, raving morons who can t distinguish a character from an author and go beyond simply missing the point And how ironic that all these reviews seem to be f [..]

  • Often I have witnessed women, who proceed to talk about misogyny, sexism, or state their views on a piece of feminist literature, starting their discourse with something along the lines of I m not much of a feministbut As if it is best to put a considerable distance between themselves and t [..]

  • SPOILERS in the comments One of the earliest sleep with whoever you want feminist rhetoric books I think much of what feminists fought for and accomplished was vital for protecting women Women have never lived with such freedom I stand behind many of the advances This book, however, as part of the g [..]

  • In a hearing I observed once, the husband testified that he had tried to have his wife served with his petition for divorce in the Costco parking lot The wife went running across the parking lot to avoid service, and her eight and ten year old kids ran after her, dodging traffic and jumping into the [..]

  • I d like to give this book ZERO stars, but it s not an option This is hands down the worst book that I ve ever read I will never say that again in a review, because this one wins that prize.BIG SPOILER AHEAD Be warned.I had to read this thing twice in college, and it is a horrible story We are suppo [..]

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