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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99
The Awakening (1899) appears in this collection of short stories. Upon publication of the story Chopin's writing was highly praised, but the public was outraged by the content and only one edition was printed. The Awakening was rediscovered in the 1960s, when Chopin was praised for raising feminist questions. The story follows the personal discovery... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Groundbreaking author Kate Chopin was known for her innovative portraits of nineteenth-century heroines facing the challenges of life under strictly constrained gender roles. At Fault is a richly detailed historical romance set on a Louisiana plantation that delves deftly into the tangled web woven by a trio of star-crossed lovers whose lives have... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99
The central character of the novel is the personification of the urge of freedom and self-acknowledgement in women. To ensure independence and free will for herself, Edna Pontellier experiments with her life. With comparisons of life-styles, approaches to feminism and its manifestations, the novel is an in-depth study of human psychology. more...
- Melville House 2012; US$ 10.00
She wanted to swim far out, where no woman had swum before. Condemned as "sordid" and "immoral" on its publication in 1899, this story of a woman trapped in her marriage effectively ended Chopin's career but was revived as a proto-feminist classic in the 1970s. What Newsweek calls Chopin's "prophetic psychology" insures its timeliness today.... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004; US$ 9.99
In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete The Awakening offers insight and information into a work considered... more...
- Penguin Group US 1984; US$ 9.00
The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers and reviewers with its treatment of sex and suicide. In a departure 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... more...
- Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 11.00
Thérèse Lafirme, a beautiful and resourceful Creole woman, is widowed at age thirty-two and left alone to run her Louisiana plantation. When Thérèse falls in love with David Hosmer, a divorced businessman, her strong moral and religious convictions make it impossible for her to accept his marriage proposal. Her determined rejection... more...
- OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 6.99
She wanted to swim far out, where no woman had swum before.' Kate Chopin was one of the most individual and adventurous of nineteenth-century american writers, whose fiction explored new and often startling territory. When her most famous story, The Awakening, was first published in 1899, it stunned readers with its frank portrayal of the inner... more...
- LSU Press 1969; US$ 39.95
In 1969, Per Seyersted gave the world the first collected works of Kate Chopin. Seyersted's presentation of Chopin's writings and biographical and bibliographical information led to the rediscovery and celebration of this turn-of-the-century author. Newsweek hailed the two-volume opus?"In story after story and in all her novels, Kate Chopin's oracular... more...