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The Awakening (AmazonClassics Edition) by [Kate Chopin]

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Kate Chopin (1850–1904) was an American writer of short stories and novels, and today she is hailed as a forerunner of modern feminist authors. Born in Saint Louis, she moved with her husband to New Orleans and later to Cloutierville, Louisiana, which later became the setting for much of her work. After her husband’s death, she began writing short stories that were published in prestigious magazines of the time and in two collections, Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadie.

Her second novel, The Awakening, was published in 1899, and it was immediately subject to controversy and criticism for its sexual frankness and portrayal of female infidelity. Rediscovered and championed by scholars decades later, it is now acclaimed for its insight, sensitivity, and candor.

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Kate Chopin's classic, an American Anna Karenina, joins Canongate's Canons series.

With an introduction by Barbara Kingsolver

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B073QLT3BZ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ AmazonClassics (July 18, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 18, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1298 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 132 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ B09NR9NZH3
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Born and raised in St. Louis, Kate Chopin (1850-1904) moved to Louisiana to marry the son of a cotton grower. A mother of six by the age of twenty-eight and a widow at thirty-two, she turned to writing to support her young family. She is best known today for The Awakening (1899), a portrait of marriage and motherhood so controversial it fell out of print shortly after publication and was not rediscovered until the 1960s.

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