The Awakening & Other Short Stories

The Awakening & Other Short Stories

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The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers with its forthright treatment of sex and suicide. Departing from literary convention, Kate Chopin failed to condemn her heroine's desire for an affair with the son of a Louisiana resort owner, whom she meets on vacation. The power of sensuality, the delusion of ecstatic love, and the solitude that accompanies the trappings of middle- and upper-class life are the themes of this now-classic novel. As Kaye Gibbons points… (más)

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since1987
since1987
jueves, 04 de junio de 2009 00:58:47 +0200

i have not read any book from this writer...


HistoryWes
HistoryWes
jueves, 22 de mayo de 2008 20:04:25 +0200

Kate Chopin was a great writer who only recently has been recognized. Her works focus on the powerlessness of women in the late 1800s-early 1900s. The Awaikening is her longest and most critically aclaimed work. It is not my favorite though. Read Desiree's Baby (also included in this collection).



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Lengua: Inglés

Publicado en: 1899

Numero de palabras: 63.896 palabras (≈ alrededor de 4 horas)

Fuente: http://www.gutenberg.org

Derechos: Dominio Público


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