The Awakening

The Awakening by Kate Chopin 1614271607 9781614271604
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2011 Reprint of 1899 Edition. "The Awakening" is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century, the plot centers around 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 South. It is one of the earliest American novels to focus on womens issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism. The novels blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity makes "The Awakening" a precursor of American modernism and 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 OConnor, Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, and Tennessee Williams.

Author: Kate Chopin

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 102

Publisher: Martino Fine Books

Publication Date: 2011-09-02

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