The Awakening|Kate Chopin


In the summer of her 28th year, Edna Pontellier and her children, along with the wives and families of other prospective businessmen, spend the summer in an idyllic coastal community away from their husbands and the sweltering heat of 1890s' New Orleans. Aware of deep yearnings that are unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood, Edna plunges into an illicit liaison that reawakens her long dormant desires, inflames her heart, and eventually blinds her to all else.


  • ISBN-13: 9780486277868
  • ISBN-10: 0486277860
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: November 1993
  • Dimensions: 8.26 x 5.2 x 0.32 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22 pounds
  • Page Count: 128
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-UP