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The Awakening & Other Short Stories by Kate Chopin

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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."

  • ISBN: urn:uuid:02ae4220-72a1-11e1-a5d7-001cc0a62c0b |
  • Publisher: Feedbooks |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook