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About the Book

The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century 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 mixed reaction from contemporary readers and criticism. The novel's blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernist literature; it prefigures the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and echoes the works of contemporaries such as Edith Wharton and Henry James. It can also be considered among the first Southern works in a tradition that would culminate with the modern masterpieces of Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, and Tennessee Williams.



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89 editions First published in 1899

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The awakening
2012, SoHo Books
in English
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The awakening
2011, Vintage Books
in English
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The Awakening Collins Classics
2011, HarperCollins Publishers
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The Awakening
2010 02 02, LibriVox
Digital Audio in English - Version 2
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The Awakening
2010, Melville House Publishing
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The awakening
2010, Dover Publications
in English
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The awakening
2010, Dover Publications
in English
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The awakening
2010, Everbind Anthologies
in English
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The Awakening
2009, The Floating Press
E-book in English
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The awakening
2008, Bedford/St. Martin's
in English
Cover of: The Awakening (Bedford College Editions)
The Awakening (Bedford College Editions)
August 1, 2007, Bedford/St. Martin's
Paperback in English
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The Awakening
June 28, 2007, NuVision Publications
Paperback in English
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The Awakening
2006 11 28, LibriVox
Digital Audio in English
Cover of: The Awakening (Large Print)
The Awakening (Large Print)
October 1, 2006, ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English
Cover of: Awakening, The  [EasyRead Edition]
Awakening, The [EasyRead Edition]
July 1, 2006, www.ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English
Cover of: Awakening, The  [EasyRead Large Edition]
Awakening, The [EasyRead Large Edition]
July 1, 2006, www.ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English - Lrg edition
Cover of: Awakening, The  [EasyRead Comfort Edition]
Awakening, The [EasyRead Comfort Edition]
July 1, 2006, www.ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Awakening [EasyRead Comfort Edition]
The Awakening [EasyRead Comfort Edition]
October 1, 2006, ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Awakening [EasyRead Large Edition]
The Awakening [EasyRead Large Edition]
October 1, 2006, ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English - Lrg edition
Cover of: The Awakening, Spotlight Edition
The Awakening, Spotlight Edition
March 1, 2005, Prestwick House Inc
Paperback
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The Awakening
July 15, 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
MP3 CD in English - MP3 Una edition
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The Awakening
July 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
Cover of: The Awakening (Unabridged Classics)
The Awakening (Unabridged Classics)
April 1, 2005, Tantor Media
Audio CD in English
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The Awakening
July 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
Cover of: The Awakening (Unabridged Classics)
The Awakening (Unabridged Classics)
April 1, 2005, Tantor Media
MP3 CD in English - MP3 Una edition
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The Awakening
January 30, 2004, Audio Book Contractors, Inc.
Audio CD in English
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The Awakening
June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English
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The Awakening
2003, Random House Publishing Group
E-book in English
Cover of: The Awakening (A Women's Press Classic)
The Awakening (A Women's Press Classic)
August 1, 2002, Women's Press, Ltd. (UK)
Paperback in English
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The Awakening
February 26, 2002, Prentice-Hall
in English
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The Awakening
February 26, 2002, Prentice-Hall
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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The Awakening
July 2002, W W Norton & Co Inc (Np)
in English
Cover of: Chopin's The Awakening
Chopin's The Awakening
March 20, 2001, Cliffs Notes
Paperback in English - New edition
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The Awakening
2001, Audiofy/Naxos
Cards in English
Cover of: The Awakening (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
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The Awakening
October 2000, Cyber Classics Inc
Paperback - Largeprint edition
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The Awakening
June 2000, Cyber Classics
Paperback - Largeprint edition
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The Awakening
December 1999, W. W. Norton & Company
Paperback in English - 2 edition
Cover of: Das Erwachen.
Das Erwachen.
December 1, 1999, Btb Bei Goldmann
Paperback
Cover of: The Awakening (Classic Fiction)
The Awakening (Classic Fiction)
May 12, 1999, Naxos Audiobooks
Audio CD in English - Abridged edition
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The Awakening
September 1998, North Books
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Awakening (Enriched Classics)
The Awakening (Enriched Classics)
October 1, 1998, Pocket
Mass Market Paperback in English
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The awakening
1998, Pocket Books
in English
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Das Erwachen.
November 1, 1997, Insel, Frankfurt
Paperback
Cover of: The Awakening (Classic Fiction)
The Awakening (Classic Fiction)
February 1997, Naxos Audiobooks
Audio cassette in English - Abridged edition
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The awakening
1997, Barnes & Noble Books
in English
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The awakening
1996, Modern Library
in English
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The awakening
1996, G.K. Hall
in English
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The awakening
1996, Simon & Schuster Editions
in English
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The awakening
1996, Prometheus Books
in English
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The awakening
1995, Riverhead Books
in English - 1st Riverhead ed.
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The Awakening: an authoritative text, biographical and historical contexts, criticism
1994, W.W. Norton & Company
Paperback in English - 2nd ed.
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L'éveil
November 26, 1993, 10-18
Mass Market Paperback in French
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The Awakening
1993, Dover Publications
Paperback in English
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The Awakening
March 30, 1993, Palgrave Macmillan
Paperback - New edition
Cover of: The Awakening (Penguin Classics)
The Awakening (Penguin Classics)
January 1993, Quartet Books (UK)
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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The awakening
1993, Dover
Texte imprimé in English
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The Awakening: A Solitary Soul
1992, Alfred A. Knopf
Hardcover in English
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The awakening: a solitary soul
1992, David Campbell
in English
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Przebudzenie
1992, COMFORT Oficyna Wydawnicza
in Polish
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L'Eveil
April 1, 1990, Liana Levi
Paperback
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The Awakening
August 1990, Recorded Books
Audio Cassette
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The Awakening
May 1988, Reprint Services Corp
Hardcover
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The Awakening
September 1, 1987, Audio Book Contractors
Audio cassette in English
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The awakening: and selected stories
1986, Penguin
in English
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Awakening, The
April 1, 1985, Bantam Classics
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: The Awakening (Norton Critical Edition)
The Awakening (Norton Critical Edition)
May 6, 1981, W W Norton & Co Ltd
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Awakening
June 1981, Recorded Books
Audio Cassette
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The Awakening
1980, Perigee
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Perigee printing, 17th impression
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The awakening
1978, Women's Press
in English
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The Awakening: an authoritative text, contexts, criticism
1976, W. W. Norton & Company
Paperback in English - Norton Critical Edition
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The awakening
1976, Norton
in English - 1st ed.
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The awakening
1976, Norton
in English - 1st ed.
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The Awakening
1972 07, Avon Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Avon Books printing
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The Awakening
1972, H.S. Stone & Co.
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The Awakening
1972, Avon Books
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The awakening
1972, Avon
in English
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The awakening
1964, Capricorn Books
in English
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The awakening
1964, Capricorn Books
in English
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The awakening
1906, Duffield & company
in English
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the awkening
1899, herbert and stone company
Cover of: Awakening (The Works Of Kate Chopin - 4 Volumes)
Awakening (The Works Of Kate Chopin - 4 Volumes)
January 1899, Reprint Services Corporation
Library Binding
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The Awakening
1899, H. S. Stone & company
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Awakening
The Awakening
1899, H. S. Stone & Company
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The awakening
The awakening
1899, H.S. Stone & Company
Microform in English

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