Publisher description for The awakening / Kate Chopin.


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First published in 1899, this novel shocked readers with its open sensuality and uninhibited treatment of marital infidelity. Poignant and lyrical, it tells the story of a New Orleans wife who attempts to find love outside a stifling marriage. Critics have praised it as a first-rate narrative and a forerunner of the modern novel. Newly available in this inexpensive edition, "The Awakening" offers modern readers superb characterization and an insightful portrait of a woman’s awakening to physical passion. New introductory Note.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Women Louisiana Fiction, Adultery Fiction, New Orleans (La, ) Fiction