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Awakening
Kate Chopin
0380002450
November 1994
Mass Market Paperback
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From Library Journal
This gorgeous edition of Chopin's 1899 classic features period photos of the novel's New Orleans location and a durable plastic dust jacket.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister
Edna Pontellier, the heroine of The Awakening, shocked readers in 1899 and the scandal created by the book haunted Kate Chopin for the rest of her life. The Awakening begins at a crisis point in twenty-eight year-old Edna Pontellier's life. Edna is a passionate and artistic woman who finds few acceptable outlets for her desires in her role as wife and mother of two sons living in conventional Creole society. Unlike the married women around her,...


Awakening (SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1586634135
January 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This gorgeous edition of Chopin's 1899 classic features period photos of the novel's New Orleans location and a durable plastic dust jacket.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister
Edna Pontellier, the heroine of The Awakening, shocked readers in 1899 and the scandal created by the book haunted Kate Chopin for the rest of her life. The Awakening begins at a crisis point in twenty-eight year-old Edna Pontellier's life. Edna is a passionate and artistic woman who finds few acceptable outlets for her desires in her role as wife and mother of two sons living in conventional Creole society. Unlike the married women around her,...


Cliffsnotes, Chopin's the Awakening
Maureen Kelly
0764586521
Dec 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This gorgeous edition of Chopin's 1899 classic features period photos of the novel's New Orleans location and a durable plastic dust jacket.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister
Edna Pontellier, the heroine of The Awakening, shocked readers in 1899 and the scandal created by the book haunted Kate Chopin for the rest of her life. The Awakening begins at a crisis point in twenty-eight year-old Edna Pontellier's life. Edna is a passionate and artistic woman who finds few acceptable outlets for her desires in her role as wife and mother of two sons living in conventional Creole society. Unlike the married women around her,...


The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Kate Chopin
1593080018
May 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
When it first appeared in 1899, Kate Chopin’s The Awakening was greeted with cries of outrage. The novel’s frank portrayal of a woman’s emotional, intellectual, and sexual awakening shocked the sensibilities of the time and destroyed the author’s reputation and career. Many years passed before this short, pioneering work was recognized as a major achievement in American literature.

Set in and around New Orleans, The Awakening tells the story of Edna Pontellier, a young wife and mother who, determined to control her own life, flouts convention by moving out of her husband’s house, having an adulterous affair, and becoming an artist.

Beautifully written, with sensuous imagery and vivid local descriptions, The Awakening has
lost none of its power to...


Awakening
Kate Chopin
0312195753
January 2000
Textbook Paperback
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From Library Journal
This gorgeous edition of Chopin's 1899 classic features period photos of the novel's New Orleans location and a durable plastic dust jacket.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister
Edna Pontellier, the heroine of The Awakening, shocked readers in 1899 and the scandal created by the book haunted Kate Chopin for the rest of her life. The Awakening begins at a crisis point in twenty-eight year-old Edna Pontellier's life. Edna is a passionate and artistic woman who finds few acceptable outlets for her desires in her role as wife and mother of two sons living in conventional Creole society. Unlike the married women around her,...


The Awakening and Other Stories
Kate Chopin
0679783334
Nov 2000
Paperback
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Review
"A Creole Bovary is this little novel of Miss Chopin's."
--Willa Cather

Review
"A Creole Bovary is this little novel of Miss Chopin's."
--Willa Cather

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Awakening
Kate Chopin
055321330X
August 1992
Mass Market Paperback
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From Library Journal
This gorgeous edition of Chopin's 1899 classic features period photos of the novel's New Orleans location and a durable plastic dust jacket.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister
Edna Pontellier, the heroine of The Awakening, shocked readers in 1899 and the scandal created by the book haunted Kate Chopin for the rest of her life. The Awakening begins at a crisis point in twenty-eight year-old Edna Pontellier's life. Edna is a passionate and artistic woman who finds few acceptable outlets for her desires in her role as wife and mother of two sons living in conventional Creole society. Unlike the married women around her,...


The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin
Kate Chopin
0743487672
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATEDBY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIPEACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:• A concise introduction that gives readers important background information• A chronology of the author's life and work• A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context• An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations• Detailed explanatory notes• Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work• Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction• A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experienceEnriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The...


The Awakening: A Norton Critical Edition
Kate Chopin
0393960579
January 1994
Textbook Paperback
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The Awakening and Selected Stories
Kate Chopin
0075542692
Jan 1981
Paperback
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Book Description
Edited with an Introduction, by Nina Baym

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The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers and reviewers with its treatment of sex and suicide. In a departure 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 convention are the themes of this now-classic novel. The book was influenced by French writers ranging from Flaubert to Maupassant, and can be seen as a precursor of the impressionistic, mood-driven novels of Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes. Variously called "vulgar, " "unhealthily introspective, " and "morbid, "...


A Vocation and a Voice
Kate Chopin
0140390782
Jan 1991
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Chopin's (1850-1904) The Awakening , whose heroine rejects her husband and children as she indulges in solitude and in an adulterous infatuation, was embraced by the women's movement 70 years after its publication. Although they pale in comparison to the novel, these stories, which comprise Chopin's third and last short-fiction collection, serve to flesh out the Chopin oeuvre and deserve a place on women's studies syllabi. As in The Awakening , the author's social critiques here demythologize women, marriage, religion and family. A women escapes "the incessant chatter" of other females at a party and retires to the male domain of the smoking room, where she puffs on hashish and dreams of a love affair torn asunder. The perverse Mrs. Mallard revels in her newfound freedom when informed that her husband is a...


Awakening
Kate Chopin
0786176431
July 2005
Compact Disc
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Book Description
Although the book was originally published in 1899, its leading character, Edna Pontellier, could be mistaken for a modern-day liberated woman. In the summer of her twenty-eighth year, as she watched numerous mothers on a beach, she vowed to honor the deep yearnings within her that she sensed were unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood.


The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Kate Chopin
1593081138
April 2005
Paperback
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Bayou Folk and a Night in Acadie
Kate Chopin
0140436812
Mar 1999
Paperback
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A Fine and Bitter Snow: A Kate Shugak Novel
Dana Stabenow
0312989474
July 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This is the 12th in a series (after 2001's The Singing of the Dead) that truly evolves rather than simply revisiting the same setting, although that setting is a doozy: an austere and beautiful Alaskan outback, populated with eccentrics and wild creatures. Kate Shugak could be considered a little of both, having grown up in this hinterland and being fond of her own ways. Kate discovers that park ranger Dan O'Brian is about to lose his job, probably because he is against drilling for oil in the local wildlife preserve. In an effort to garner support for Dan, Kate calls on her late grandmother's dear friends, Ruthe and Dina, who together taught Kate the name of every living thing in the park when she was a child. This longtime couple sits on a big chunk of pristine wilderness and works hard to protect other areas....


At Fault
Kate Chopin
0142437026
Feb 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Thérèse Lafirme, a beautiful and resourceful Creole woman, is widowed at age thirty-two and left alone to run her Louisiana plantation. When Thérèse falls in love with David Hosmer, a divorced businessman, her strong moral and religious convictions make it impossible for her to accept his marriage proposal. Her determined rejection sets the two on a tumultuous path that involves Hosmer's former wife, Fanny. At Fault is both romantic and filled with stark realism-a love story that expands to address the complex problem of balancing personal happiness and social duty-set in the post-Reconstruction South against a backdrop of economic devastation and simmering racial tensions. Written at the beginning of her career, At Fault parallels Chopin's own life and introduces characters and...


The Awakening and Selected Stories
Kate Chopin
0142437328
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers and reviewers with its treatment of sex and suicide.  In a departure 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 convention are themes of this now-classic novel.  

The book was influenced by French writers ranging from Flaubert to Maupassant, and can be seen as a precursor of the impressionistic, mood-driven novels of Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes.  Variously called "vulgar," "unhealthily introspective," and "morbid," the book was neglected...


Unveiling Kate Chopin
Emily Toth
1578061024
March 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Widely admired today for her sensitive portrayals of women whose desires transgressed accepted norms, and for her wry commentary on the institution of marriage, turn-of-the-century author Kate Chopin was viewed by her contemporaries as an iconoclast, and they alternately praised and reviled her fiction. In this lively biography, Toth (LSU professor and author of Kate Chopin's Private Papers and Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia) presents strong evidence that the groundbreaking, unconventional qualities of Chopin's fiction derive less from feminist conviction than from the unconventional nature of Chopin's own life. Telling the "true story of a St. Louis society belle who... became the author of the most radical American novel of the 1890s" (that is, 1899's The Awakening), Toth argues that, as...

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