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Kate Chopin

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Kate Chopin (1851-1904) did not begin to write until she was thirty-six years old. Up to that time, her life gave no hint of either literary talent or literary ambition. Yet after the publication of her first stories in 1889, she enjoyed ten years of a productive, serious, and fairly successful career. Her first novel, At Fault (1890), had difficulty finding a publisher, so she brought it out at her own expense and sent review copies to important journals. Her short stories—close to a hundred of them—were published for the most part in prestigious national magazines. They gave her a solid... Read More

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The Awakening and Selected Stories

Written by Kate Chopin
Edited by Nina Baym
Introduction by Kaye Gibbons


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $9.00

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... Read more >

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The Awakening

Written by Kate Chopin


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 3, 1992
Price: $20.00

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The Awakening

Written by Kate Chopin


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 1, 1985
Price: $4.95

Here is the story of Edna Pontellier, a young wife and mother. Edna experiences the first pangs of passion and desire--an awakening so intense that Edna compromises herself--changing her life forever. Chopin's portrayal of a woman's quest for freedom is considered a landmark in American fiction. Also includes: "Beyond the Bayou,"... Read more >
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The Awakening

Written by Kate Chopin


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: June 3, 2003
Price: $1.99

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Also available as an eBook, hardcover, paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

The Awakening and Other Stories
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Kate Chopin


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $2.99

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