Ship-Ship-Hooray! Free Shipping on $25+ Details >
Awakening and Selected Stories

Awakening and Selected Stories - 81 edition

Awakening and Selected Stories - 81 edition

ISBN13: 9780679641230

ISBN10: 0679641238

Awakening and Selected Stories by Kate Chopin - ISBN 9780679641230
Edition: 81
Copyright: 1981
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published:
International: No
Awakening and Selected Stories by Kate Chopin - ISBN 9780679641230

ISBN13: 9780679641230

ISBN10: 0679641238

Edition: 81
Well, that's no good. Unfortunately, this edition is currently out of stock. Please check back soon.

shop us with confidence

Summary

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,' the book was neglected for several decades, not least because it was written by a 'regional' woman writer. This edition also includes selected stories from Kate Chopin's Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadie, and an introduction and notes by Nina Baym.