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Author Chopin, Kate, 1850-1904.

Title The awakening, and selected short stories / by Kate Chopin ; with an introduction by Marilynne Robinson.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Bantam Books, 1992.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 New Lenox PL Adult Classics - NLBB-1  CLA CHO (CLASSICS) c.3  AVAILABLE
 Plano CUSD 88 - HS Adult Fiction - PHSB-4  FIC CHO    AVAILABLE
Edition Bantam Classis ed. reissue.
Description xxii, 211 pages ; 18 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Originally published in 1899. 1st Bantam classic edition, 1981.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-211).
Contents The awakening -- Beyond the Bayou -- Maáme Pélagle -- Désirée's baby -- A respectable woman -- The kiss -- A pair of silk stockings -- The locket -- A reflection.
Summary First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel so disturbed critics and the public that it was banished for decades afterwards. Now, widely read and admired, this book has been hailed as an early vision of woman's emancipation. This sensuous book tells of a woman's abandonment of her family, her seduction, and her awakening to desires and passions that threaten to consume her. Here, a woman in search of self discovery turns away from convention and society, and toward the primal, irresistibly attracted to nature and the senses. -- Publisher description.
Subject Adultery -- Fiction.
Women -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Adultery. (OCoLC)fst00797378
Self-actualization (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst01111481
Women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176947
New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction.
Louisiana -- New Orleans. (OCoLC)fst01204311
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Love stories.
Added Author Robinson, Marilynne.
ISBN 020055321330X (pbk.)

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