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… (più)

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since1987
since1987
Gio 04 Giu 2009, 00:58:47 +0200

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


HistoryWes
HistoryWes
Gio 22 Mag 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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Lingua: Inglese

Pubblicato in: 1899

Numero di parole: 63,896 parole (≈ circa 4 ore)

Fonte: http://www.gutenberg.org

Copyright: Pubblico dominio


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