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Synopsis: The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers and reviewers with its treatment of sex and suicide. In a departure 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 convention are the themes of this now-classic novel. The book was influenced by French writers ranging from Flaubert to Maupassant, and can be seen as a precursor of the impressionistic, mood-driven novels of Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes. Variously called "vulgar, " "unhealthily introspective, " and "morbid, " the book was neglected for several decades, not least because it was written by a "regional" woman writer. This edition also includes selected stories from Kate Chopin's Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadie, and an introduction and notes by Nina Baym.
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"A Creole Bovary is this little novel of Miss Chopin's."
Title: The Awakening, and Selected Stories
Book Condition: New
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 27/09/1984, 1984. Book Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 6545-9780140390223
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 01/05/1984, 1984. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780140390223
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 27/09/1984, 1984. Book Condition: Very Good. Shipped promptly within 24hours. Book is in very good condition - 100% money back guarantee if customers are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 3426-9780140390223
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1984. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2460745
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1984. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9804219
Book Description Penguin Classics. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2725317384
Book Description Penguin Classics. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2725308066