The Awakening Paperback / softback
by Kate Chopin
Part of the The Penguin English Library series
'The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in abysses of solitude'When 'The Awakening' was first published in 1899, charges of sordidness and immorality seemed to consign it into obscurity and irreparably damage its author's reputation.
But a century after her death, it is widely regarded as Kate Chopin's great achievement.
Through careful, subtle changes of style, Chopin shows the transformation of Edna Pontellier, a young wife and mother, who - with tragic consequences - refuses to be caged by married and domestic life, and claims for herself moral and erotic freedom. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/06/2018
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241341421
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