The Awakening, and Selected Short Stories

The Awakening, and Selected Short Stories

by Kate Chopin

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Overview

Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of “The Awakening, and Selected Short Stories” by Kate Chopin. “The Awakening” (1899) is set in New Orleans during the turn-of-the-century. The story navigates the moral, emotional and intellectual journey of a Victorian woman as she balances self-discovery, creativity and her growing independence with married life and societal expectations. It has also been noted for its critique of upper-class tendencies in the American South. As Edna attempts to reconcile her own desires with domesticity and the pressures of traditional duty, it seems that solitude may be the only answer. Kate Chopin (1850-1904) was an American author, born in St. Louis, Missouri as Katherine O’Flaherty. Known for her critical short stories and inclusion of women’s issues in her writing, Chopin is now praised as a forerunner of American feminist literature in addition to being thought of as a precedent of early American Modernism. Other stories in this collection include: "Beyond the Bayou", "Ma'ame Pelagie", "Desiree's Baby", "A Respectable Woman", "The Kiss", "A Pair of Silk Stockings", "The Locket", and "A Reflection".

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781528785860
Publisher: Read Books Ltd.
Publication date: 08/20/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 201
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 5 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kate Chopin (born Katherine O'Flaherty; February 8, 1850 - August 22, 1904), was an American author of short stories and novels based in Louisiana. She is now considered by some scholars to have been a forerunner of American 20th-century feminist authors of Southern or Catholic background, such as Zelda Fitzgerald.
Of maternal French and paternal Irish descent, Chopin was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She married and moved with her husband to New Orleans. They later lived in the country in Cloutierville, Louisiana. From 1892 to 1895, Chopin wrote short stories for both children and adults that were published in such national magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, The Century Magazine, and The Youth's Companion. Her stories aroused controversy because of her subjects and her approach; they were condemned as immoral by some critics.

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Awakening and Selected Short Stories 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
pzmiller on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A 19th century feminist novel and short stories dealing with the role of women in a male-dominated society.
klemay42 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Given to me my senior year of high school; a fantastic introduction to turn of the century feminism, a great companion piece to books like The House of Mirth.
jedisluzer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the books I read in high school that blew me away. Kate Chopin was so ahead of her time, and I love the language, especially the passages describing the pull of the sea on the main character. This is probably in my all-time top ten books. The fact that I live in New Orleans now and a lot of the places Chopin mentions haven't changed in 100 years is also delightful.
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