&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Awakening and Selected Short Fiction&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RKate Chopin&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&R&&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features o...
Series: B&N Classics
Mass Market Paperback: 297 pages
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics; 1St Edition edition (April 1, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1026169
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Kate Chopin's writing is very easy-reading compared to some of her contemporaries. She captures imagery so well - you can definitely imagine the entire scene she is depicting - without being overly verbose. I first read The Awakening when I was in ...
rnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&RNew introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholarsBiographies of the authorsChronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural eventsFootnotes and endnotesSelective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the workComments by other famous authorsStudy questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectationsBibliographies for further readingIndices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences―biographical, historical, and literary―to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&RWhen it first appeared in 1899, &&LSTRONG&&RKate Chopin’s&&L/B&&R &&LI&&RThe Awakening&&L/I&&R was greeted with cries of outrage. The novel’s frank portrayal of a woman’s emotional, intellectual, and sexual awakening shocked the sensibilities of the time and destroyed the author’s reputation and career. Many years passed before this short, pioneering work was recognized as a major achievement in American literature. &&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RSet in and around New Orleans, &&LI&&RThe Awakening&&L/I&&R tells the story of Edna Pontellier, a young wife and mother who, determined to control her own life, flouts convention by moving out of her husband’s house, having an adulterous affair, and becoming an artist.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RBeautifully written, with sensuous imagery and vivid local descriptions, &&LI&&RThe Awakening&&L/I&&R has lost none of its power to provoke and inspire. Additionally, this edition includes thirteen of Kate Chopin’s magnificent short stories.&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&RStories Included in the Volume:&&LBR&&R&&LI&&RThe Awakening&&LBR&&REmancipation: A Life Fable&&LBR&&RA Shameful Affair&&LBR&&RAt the ‘Cadian Ball&&LBR&&RDésirée’s Baby&&LBR&&RA Gentleman of Bayou Têche&&LBR&&RA Respectable Woman&&LBR&&RThe Story of an Hour&&LBR&&RAthénaïse&&LBR&&RA Pair of Silk Stockings&&LBR&&RElizabeth Stock’s One Story&&LBR&&RThe Storm&&LBR&&RThe Godmother&&LBR&&RA Little Country Girl&&L/I&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LBR&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RRachel Adams&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R teaches nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature at Columbia University. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R