The Awakening (Paperback)

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Novelist and short story writer Kate Chopin (1851-1904) was the first American woman to deal with women's roles as wives and mothers. The Awakening (1899), her most famous novel, concerns a woman dissatisfied with her indifferent husband. She eventually gives in to her desire for other men and commits adultery. It is a searing indictment of the religious and social pressures brought to bear on women who transgress restrictive Victorian codes of behavior.

Product Details ISBN-10: 1573920983
ISBN-13: 9781573920988
Published: Prometheus Books, 10/01/1996
Pages: 182
Language: English


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