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The Awakening

Author: Chopin, Kate

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Published on 7 June 2018 by Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics) in the United Kingdom as part of 'The Penguin English Library' series.

Paperback | 208 pages
289 x 201 x 16 | 160g

'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.

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The Awakening

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