The Awakening and Selected Stories (Penguin Vitae)

The Awakening and Selected Stories (Penguin Vitae) by Kate Chopin 0143134809 9780143134800
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The groundbreaking depiction of a woman who dares to defy the expectations of society in the pursuit of her desire, with an insightful introduction by author Claire Vaye Watkins.

A Penguin Vitae Edition

When Kate Chopins classic was first published in 1899, charges of sordidness and immorality seemed to consign it into obscurity and irreparably damage its authors reputation. But a century after her death, The Awakening is widely regarded as Kate Chopins great achievement and a celebrated work of early feminist literature. Through careful, subtle changes of style, Chopin shows the transformation of Edna Pontellier, a young wife and mother, who - with tragic consequences - refuses to be caged by married and domestic life, and claims for herself moral and erotic freedom.

Penguin Classics launches a new hardcover series with five American classics that are relevant and timeless in their power, and part of a dynamic and diverse landscape of classic fiction and nonfiction from almost seventy-five years of classics publishing. Penguin Vitae provides readers with beautifully designed classics that have shaped the course of their lives, and welcomes new readers to discover these literary gifts of personal inspiration, intellectual engagement, and creative originality.

Author: Kate Chopin

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Publication Date: 2020-02-25


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