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An edition of The Awakening (1899)

The Awakening

Second Edition (8)
  • 3.44 ·
  • 16 Ratings
  • 179 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading
  • 29 Have read
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English
Pages
324

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The Second Edition of a perennial favorite in the Norton Critical Edition series represents an extensive revision of its predecessor.

The text is that of the first edition of the novel, published by Herbert S. Stone in 1899. The annotations, provided by the editor, include translations of French phrases and explanations of references to the New Orleans locales, customs, and lore, the Bayou region, and Creole culture.

The expanded "Biographical and Historical Contexts" section, introduced by a new Editor's Note, presents biographical, historical, and cultural documents; many are contemporary with the novel's publication. Among the new inclusions are an essay by the acclaimed Chopin biographer Emily Toth, "An Etiquette/Advice Book Sampler" with selections from the conduct books of the late nineteenth century, and period fashion plates from Harper's Bazar.

A comprehensive "Criticism" section, introduced by a new Editor's Note, contains expanded sections from the hard-to-find contemporary reviews of the novel: two letters of mysterious origin written in response to the novel; and Chopin's "Retraction" following The Awakening's negative reception. These are followed by twenty-seven interpretive essays, twelve of them new, that provide a variety of perspectives on The Awakening, including pieces by Cynthia Griffin Wolff, Nancy Walker, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Paula A. Treichler, Sandra M. Gilbert, Lee R. Edwards, Patricia S. Yaeger, Elizabeth Ammons, and Elaine Showalter,

A Chronology of Chopin's life and a thoroughly updated Bibliography are included.
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The Awakening
2018, Standard Ebooks
in English
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The Awakening
2015, Ulverscroft
Paperback in English - First Large Print Edition
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The Awakening
2014, Black & White Classics
paperback in English - 1899 edition
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The Awakening
2011, Martino Publishing
Paperback in English
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The Awakening
2011, Wilder Publications
paperback in English - First Edition (1)
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The Awakening
2010 02 02, LibriVox
Digital Audio in English - Version 2
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The Awakening
2006 11 28, LibriVox
Digital Audio in English
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Chopin's The Awakening
2001, Hungry Minds
in English - printing (1)
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El despertar
2001, Columna
Paperback in Catalan - 2a. ed.
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The Awakening
1994, W. W. Norton & Company
Paperback in English - Second Edition (8)
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The awakening
/1970, BiblioLife
Paperback in English - First published in 1899.
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The Awakening
1964, Capricorn Books
paperback in English - Capricorn Books edition, fifth impression
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The Awakening
19xx?, Nelson Doubleday
Hardcover in English

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Book Details


Published in

New York

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1994

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.4
Library of Congress
PS1294.C63A6 1994

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
x, 324 p.
Number of pages
324

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL37796738M
Internet Archive
awakeningauthori0000chop_x5u0
ISBN 10
0393960579
ISBN 13
9780393960570
LCCN
92040445
OCLC/WorldCat
1051312059
Goodreads
60737699

Work Description

The Awakening is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle between her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating a mixed reaction from contemporary readers and critics.

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A GREEN AND yellow parrot, which hung in a cage outside the door, kept repeating over and over:

“Allez vous-en! Allez vous-en! Sapristi! That's all right!”
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