The Awakening by Kate Chopin - PDF and EPUB eBook

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An alternate cover edition exists here. She grew daring and reckless. Overestimating her strength.She wanted to swim far out....

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Details of The Awakening

Exact title of the book
The Awakening
Book author
Kate Chopin
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
190 pages
Language
English
Published
February 10th 1982 by Avon
File size (in PDF)
760 kB
The Awakening

Some brief overview of book

An alternate cover edition exists here. She grew daring and reckless. Overestimating her strength.

She wanted to swim far out. Where no woman had swum before. The Awakening was particularly controversial upon publication in 1899.

Although the novel was never technically banned, it was censored. Chopin's novel was considered immoral not only for its comparatively frank depictions of female sexual desire but also for its depiction of a protagonist who chafed against social norms and established gender roles. The novel opens with the Pontellier family vacationing on Grand Isle at a resort on the Gulf of Mexico managed by Madame Lebrun and her two sons.

With the summer vacation over, the Pontelliers return to New Orleans. Edna gradually reassesses her priorities and takes a more active role in her own happiness.