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The Awakening and Selected Stories (Hardcover)

, | Penguin Classics | 2/25/2020

ISBN-10 : 0143134809   ISBN-13 : 9780143134800   List Price : $27.00

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The groundbreaking depiction of a woman who dares to defy the expectations of society in the pursuit of her desire, with an insightful introduction by author Claire Vaye Watkins, now a part of the Penguin Vitae series. 

A Penguin Classic Hardcover

When Kate Chopin's classic 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, The Awakening is widely regarded as Kate Chopin's great achievement and a celebrated work of early feminist literature. 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.

Penguin Classics launches a new hardcover series with five American classics that are relevant and timeless in their power, and part of a dynamic and diverse landscape of classic fiction and nonfiction from almost seventy-five years of classics publishing. Penguin Vitae provides readers with beautifully designed classics that have shaped the course of their lives, and welcomes new readers to discover these literary gifts of personal inspiration, intellectual engagement, and creative originality.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0143134809
  • ISBN-13: 9780143134800
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 288
  • Dimensions: 7.76 (w) x 5.08 (h) x 0.00 (d)
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