The Awakening

Author: Kate Chopin

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SKU: 9781514639641 Category: Tag: Product ID: 335971

Description

e Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women’s issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating a mixed reaction from contemporary readers and critics.The novel’s blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernist literature; it prefigures the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and echoes the works of contemporaries such as Edith Wharton and Henry James. It can also be considered among the first Southern works in a tradition that would culminate with the modern masterpieces of Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, and Tennessee Williams.

ISBN: 9781514639641
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pub Date: 06/2015
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.31lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.20d

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Weight 0.31 lbs
Dimensions 9.00 × 6.00 × 0.20 in
format

Paperback