The Awakening and Selected Stories (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback)

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The Awakening and Selected Stories (Modern Library Classics) By Kate Chopin, Nina Baym (Editor), Kaye Gibbons (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Kate Chopin, Nina Baym (Editor), Kaye Gibbons (Introduction by)
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Introduction by Kaye Gibbons
Edited and with notes by Nina Baym
Commentary by Elizabeth Blackwell, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and from The Picayune’s Creole Cook Book
 
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 out in her Introduction, Chopin “was writing American realism before most Americans could bear to hear that they were living it.” This edition includes selected stories from Chopin’s Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadie.
 
Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

About the Author


Kaye Gibbons is the author of Ellen Foster, A Virtuous Woman, and On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon, among other books.

Praise For…


"A Creole Bovary is this little novel of Miss Chopin's."
--Willa Cather
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679783336
ISBN-10: 0679783334
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: November 14th, 2000
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics