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The Awakening and Selected Stories
by Kate Chopin and Nina Baym and Kaye Gibbons


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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."This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes selected stories from Chopin's Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadie.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780679783336
  • ISBN-10: 0679783334
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • Publish Date: November 2000
  • Page Count: 448
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.96 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.82 pounds

Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)

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Books > Fiction > Classics
Books > Fiction > Short Stories (single author)
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