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The Awakening and Selected Stories

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Written by Kate ChopinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Kate Chopin
Edited by Nina BaymAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Nina Baym
Introduction by Kaye GibbonsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Kaye Gibbons

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: November 14, 2000
  • Price: $9.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-78333-6 (0-679-78333-4)
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The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers with its forthright treatment of sex and suicide. Departing 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 life are the themes of this now-classic novel. As Kaye Gibbons points out in her Introduction, Chopin "was writing American realism before most Americans could bear to hear that they were living it."

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes selected stories from Chopin's Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadie.

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