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The Resource The awakening, and selected short stories, Kate Chopin ; with an introduction by Marilynne Robinson

The awakening, and selected short stories, Kate Chopin ; with an introduction by Marilynne Robinson

Label
The awakening, and selected short stories
Title
The awakening, and selected short stories
Statement of responsibility
Kate Chopin ; with an introduction by Marilynne Robinson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel so disturbed critics & the public that it was banished for decades afterward. Now widely read & admired, The Awakening has been hailed as an early vision of woman's emancipation. This sensuous book tells of a woman's abandonment of her family, her seduction, & her awakening to desires & passions that threatened to consumer her. Originally entitled "A Solitary Soul," this portrait of twenty-eight-year-old Edna Pontellier is a landmark in American fiction, rooted firmly in the romantic tradition of Herman Melville & Emily Dickinson. Here, a woman in search of self-discovery turns away from convention & society, & toward the primal, from convention & society, & toward the primal, irresistibly attracted to nature & the senses The Awakening, Kate Chopin's last novel, has been praised by Edmund Wilson as "beautifully written." And Willa Cather described its style as "exquisite," "sensitive," & "iridescent." This edition of The Awakening also includes a selection of short stories by Kate Chopin. "This seems to me a higher order of feminism than repeating the story of woman as victim ... Kate Chopin gives her female protagonist the central role, normally reserved for Man, in a meditation on identity & culture, consciousness & art."--The introduction by Marilynne Robinson
Summary
Edna Pontellier, a Victorian-era wife and mother, is awakened to the full force of her desire for love and freedom when she becomes enamored with Robert LeBrun, a young man she meets while on vacation
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
020012
Cataloging source
NRM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1850-1904
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chopin, Kate
Index
no index present
Intended audience
940
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Robinson, Marilynne
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adultery
  • Women
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The awakening, and selected short stories, Kate Chopin ; with an introduction by Marilynne Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-210)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The awakening -- Beyond the Bayou -- Maâame Pâelagle -- Dâesirâee's baby -- A respectable woman -- The kiss -- A pair of silk stockings -- The locket -- A reflection
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
Bantam classic edition.
Extent
xxii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780808509530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20040907-143
System control number
  • ocm19701725
  • 11856
Label
The awakening, and selected short stories, Kate Chopin ; with an introduction by Marilynne Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-210)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The awakening -- Beyond the Bayou -- Maâame Pâelagle -- Dâesirâee's baby -- A respectable woman -- The kiss -- A pair of silk stockings -- The locket -- A reflection
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
Bantam classic edition.
Extent
xxii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780808509530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20040907-143
System control number
  • ocm19701725
  • 11856

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